During the ending of Casino Royale in Venice, after realising that Vesper has betrayed him, Bond follows her from St Marc's square to her secret meeting with Gettler. When Gettler spots Bond he escapes with Vesper and runs into an empty house by the Grand Canal. The large palazzo is being renovated and is piled up by large floating piers mounted on the ground floor. As Bond shoots and punctures the floating piers, the palazzo slowly starts to sink into the Grand Canal.
|The Italian Carabinieri arrive and two gondoliers watch the sinking palazzo|
|The red building to the right was replaced with the sinking palazzo in the film|
The model that was used for filming has been exhibited various Bond exhibitions, for instance "Designing 007" in London 2012 and that currently tours the world.
Our gondolier told us that his gondola actually is seen in the film, as him and one other gondolier