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Canal Grande: photo description (Canal Grande)

Canal Grande, built between 1754 and 1766 years of the project Matteo Piron, was a major element of the new urban plan of Trieste, which eventually led to the emergence of Borgo Teresiano. The modern district of Borgo Teresiano situated between Corso Italia and Piazza della libertà, was once the territory of the saline marshes, now completely drained. The creation of canals running perpendicular to the waterfront, carefully studied to expand the navigable area, as well as for the construction of warehouses, convenient for loading and unloading of goods. Unfortunately, subsequently, these plans were abandoned, and the Grand Canal was the only canal of Trieste. Later, in 1934 year, the far part of the channel was filled with debris remaining from the demolition of the Jewish ghetto in the old part of the city. At the bottom of the channel, and there is still a small destroyer.

Once the Canal Grande was one of the busiest shopping centers in Trieste. Its shores and today is connected with the city squares, churches and historic cafés, built by merchants who made Trieste a great city. Here you can get to Palazzo Gopcevich, which today houses the Museum Schmidl and photograph collection of the city Museum, in Piazza Ponterosso and Piazza Sant'antonio, Palazzo Carciotti, Serbian Orthodox Church San Spiridon and the Church of Sant'antonio Taumaturgo and vintage café "Stella Polare".

Initially, the channel was crossed by three bridges - the Ponte Bianco, Rosso Ponte and Ponte Verde, which were bred for the passage of vessels. To the present day preserved only Ponte Rosso - the Red bridge. A recently constructed pedestrian bridge, Passagio Joyce, known in the city as Ponte Curto (Short). In 2004-m to year on the Ponte Rosso was a monument to James Joyce, created by local sculptor Nino Spagnoli about the centenary of the Irish writer's stay in Tricate. With the name of the writer to a school, Berlitz, open them in Piazza Ponterosso.

Another interesting sight of the Canal Grande can be found in the corner of the dock, with the Ponte Rosso - a closer look find here the meter tide, carved from stone and Paris graduated feet and inches. The zero mark of prisionera known in the scientific world as a Zero Ponte Rosso.

Along the Canal Grande are annually held Christmas fair and various other events such as the Barcolana regatta.