Where to Board Your Gondola
The most popular pier to board a gondola is undeniably the Grand Canal -- known as the city centre from where smaller canals branch out. However, the Grand Canal is consistently overcrowded by both tourists and locals, since it also connects the central railway station, markets and other waterways. Another popular gondola pier is St Mark’s Square, which is the main piazza in Venice. However, if you’re looking for a tranquil experience away from the bustle of busy areas, you can board a gondola near the Jewish Ghetto, San Polo and Campo San Barnaba piers. You can simply walk around the back canals, explore the neighbourhood and board the gondola back to your hotel.