Venice

Venice

It is important to know in the city:

A World Heritage Site

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy which is comprised of a group of 118 small islands in lagoon separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is connected to the mainland city of Mestre by a thin causeway. It is divided into 6 ancient administrative districts: Cannaregio, Castello, San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce. Venice is famous for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and artwork. The whole city is listed as a World Heritage Site along with its lagoon.

Bridge of Sighs legend

The legend about the world-famous Bridge of Sighs located in Venice says that that any couple kissing under the bridge while riding on a gondola, while the sunset is happening and while the bells at St Mark’s Campanile are ringing will have eternal love.

History

Venice is the capital of Veneto region of Italy with a population of 270, 098 residents. The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10 th century BC. Venice has also been known as “Queen of Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City” and “City of Canals”.

The city has humid subtropical climate with cool winters and very warm summers. The average temperature in January is 3.3 C and in July is 23 C. The gradual lowering of the surface of Venice has led to the seasonal subsidence (Acqua alta in Italian) when much of the city’s surface is occasionally covered at high tide.

As a center of European art and culture, Venice colors the local culture. There are lots of sights which are worth to be seen like St. Mark’s Square, the great lagoon, the gondolas on the Grand Canal, the Fenice Theatre and prestigious universities. This place is unique even for its great number of beautiful streets which have very interesting names. Streets in Venice are seldom named after people, but are usually taken from a story about the person who built the place or an event that happened there.

Note

Location: Veneto region, northeastern Italy

Nearby sights: Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica

How to get there: You can take private water taxi, public boat or ATVO express bus from the Marco Polo airport

Nearby hotels: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel, CimaRosa, Hotel Moresco

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