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Welcome to "Venice"

Welcome to "Venice" - The city on the sea.


Venice is a romantic and attractive city located in the northeast of Italy, it was born from the foam of the sea. It is built on the water, on wood pilings on 117 small islands, in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea. Many ships arrived from the sea, loaded with spices, precious silk fabrics and treasures that made the city that much more beautiful. Venice seen from high has a shape of a fish; the city is slipt in two parts by the Grand Canal, an extraordinary boulevard made of water, with a lot of stately buildings and the monumental Rialto Bridge. Venice is known in all over the world for many peculiarities, in particular:  "Venice carnival",which origns traced back to 11th century, the "Gondola", which represents the symbol of the city, since 1000 yers, and the "Murano Glass", is a particular glass poducts in Murano, a small venetian island.



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There are café-bars that you wouldn not look twice at during the day which at night become hot hang-outs. And almost all of the live music and dance venues in the city multi-task as aperitivo bars, restaurants, late-night lounging spots and more besides. There are opportunities for clubbing, but not that many: if they are dying to dance, Venetian night owls head for the huge establishments across on the mainland.




Shops are located along all the most trafficked routes (around the station, St Mark’s and the Rialto) offering wall-to-wall plastic gondolas, and glass animals made in the Far East. There are inexpensive leather goods outlets galore, but the contents (identical from store to store) are made in China. And mask shops, naturally, abound all over the city, much to the annoyance of local residents who complain that it’s far easier these days to buy a grimacing gargoyle of unknown origin than a loaf of bread or a leg of lamb.




The main sightseeings in Venice are located in St. Mark's Square, as the "Doge's Palace", "Bell Tower" and "Clock Tower". Others sightseeing you can fine around the city, as "Rialto Bridge", "Ca' D'oro", "Teatro la Fenice", and many churches. Major sightseeing is represented to "Gondola": it is tourist vehicle that visitors can hire for sightseeing purposes or purely for the opportunity to say they rode on one of these historic vessels. Many hire them for a romantic journey and, each year, hundreds of couples become engaged while sailing through Venice's canals.




Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour




Climate in Venice is quite various during the four seasons. An almost constant feature of the climate of Venice is the humidity, due to the fact that the historical center was built on water. The sea closeness offers a tempered climate, never too much cold. Summer has a hot and humid weather with max temperatures about 35°C (95°F), while Winter is not a terribly cold season as rarely the temperature falls under 0°C (32°F). Snowfall is rare as well.


Public transportation


In Venice is possible to choose between public transportation (bus-boats called "vaporetti" and bus in the mainland) and private transportation (watertaxi in the historical center, car taxi in the mainland and at Lido of Venice).





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