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There is the Grand Canal portrayed from dozens of angles and panoramic points, first by the great 18th-century Venetian landscape painters such as Canaletto or Francesco Guardi, then by professional photographers or not, and finally from any smartphone you are wandering around Venice.

Then there is the Emerald Isle, with its legends and myths, its little people among leprechauns, fairies, goblins and elves, also known for a green clover as a symbol and - ok - Guinness. Here, in this green land, there is also a Grand Canal.

Its history begins in 1715, when the need is expressed to create a 132 km long water connection between Dublin and the River Shannon, which, however, will not mature until 1757. A slow and tiring beginning, which finds a greater impulse a decade later when a huge amount of money is poured into the project. But that's not enough, the works are still proceeding slowly. 

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