If you're going to Italy, you have to go and see the Grand Canal. It is one of the most beautiful sights in the country and many people come here to experience its beauty.
It was my first time to see the Grand Canal. When me and my gal went there, there were tons of people who had the same idea. At first, it was annoying to see all these tourists and locals standing on the bridge, looking down at the water. But when you start watching the gondolas slowly making their way to the Canal, you can't help but get excited to see all those people having a great time riding the gondolas.
We enjoyed watching kayakers and the gondolas floating on the water. Though we wanted to try it out, the huge number of people lining up to ride through the waters, we changed our mind. We opted to just stand on the bridge and watch.
From what we've heard and saw, the best way to experience the Grand Canal is to: ride the gondolas, use a kayak, and ride the gondola taxis. For us, just being on the bridge, marveling at the view on that cool, sunny day was an experience itself.