Thanks To Venezia Today for this:

The 39 foot long craft, designed by Venetian sculptor Livio de Marchi, is a tribute to Covid-19 victims according to the City of Venice.

It sailed recently with a string quartet on board, making its way down the Grand Canal.

The extremely realistic-looking violin is made from about a dozen different kinds of wood, with a motor inside its body to keep it moving.

Giant floating violin in Venice, Italy
Giant floating violin in Venice, Italy
Giant floating violin in Venice (Photo by Stefano Mazzola / Awakening / Getty Images)
Giant floating violin in Venice, Italy
Giant floating violin in Venice, Italy
Giant floating violin in Venice, Italy
Giant floating violin in Venice, Italy

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