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Venice water taxis on the Grand Canal

This 45-second video shows water taxis cruising up and down the Grand Canal. It was shot from the Accademia Bridge on a bright Sunday morning, when commercial traffic (such as barges and delivery boats) was lighter than usual.

In the video, you can see the standard layout of a water taxi: an open compartment behind the enclosed bow for the driver and luggage, a roomy cabin for passengers, and--in good weather--an open-air space behind the cabin where passengers can stand and enjoy the view.

For more about taxi acquei, see our Venice Water Taxis article at Veniceforvisitors.com and the following two posts in this blog:

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