You Can Now Explore the Canals of Venice With Google Street View

 
Google has announced that you can now explore the narrow canals and walkways of Venice, Italy on Google Street View. The team used the Trekker backpack to capture images of the Italian town, covering about 265 miles on foot and 114 miles by boat.

According to their blog, “It was impossible for us to collect images of Venice with a Street View car or trike—blame the picturesque canals and narrow cobbled walkways—but our team of backpackers took to the streets to give Google Maps a truly Shakespearean backdrop. And not just the streets—we also loaded the Trekker onto a boat and floated by the famous gondolas to give you the best experience of Venice short of being there.”

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