Capital of region Veneto, one of the most beautiful city in the world.

Its lagoon and artistic heritage are protected by UNESCO, this has helped to make it the second largest city with the highest influx of tourist, mostly from outside Italy.

The historic center is located in the homonymous lagoon and consist in 118 little islands separated by canals and united by by pedestrian’s bridges.

It has more than 400 bridges, public and private. The longer is Liberty Bridge that crossed the Venetian lagoon; it’s the connection between the city and the dry land, allowing the vehicular traffic.

The main canal that cross the city is Canal Grande; it’s crossed by four bridges: Rialto’s Bridge (the oldest), Academy’s Bridge , “Scalzi Bridge” and Construction’s Bridge (put in place in 2008 on project architect Calatrava).

Venezia is famous for its “calli”, typical streets encased between built and shops. They width is variable: from 60 cm up the narrow street to the 5-6 meters or more for the widest.

In the lagoon around the historical center, are numerous of island, the most of famous Murano and Burano, famous respectively for the manufacture of glass and lace.


Monuments and interesting place: the monuments are moreover located in the historic center of the city.

The most famous is Piazza San Marco with the Basilica of San Marco in the middle of the square, gold and covered with mosaic that represent the history of the city.

The Ducal Palace is located next to the Basilica; they are join with “The Paper Door” by Bartolomeo Bono, now the exit of museum in the Ducal Palace. The entrance of the museum is located in the lagoon’s part.

In front of the Ducal Palace is the Campanile of San Marco, built in 1173.

Other important monuments are the Arsenal, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, the Basilica of Santa Maria glorious dei Frari and the synagogues in the Ghetto.

An important cultural center is “La Fenice Theater”, built in 1970, still open where you can see operas, symphonies and dance performance.


Transport: in addition to the regular urban transport (bus and tram), the historical center and the islands are connected by a big shipping lines, as steamer, boat, yacht and motor ship.

The most famous and characteristic boat is the “gondola”. Before the motor boat, the gondola was the most suitable for the people’s transport. Today it’s used mainly for tourism, ceremonies or sporting events, such as the famous Historical Regata.

How to reach Venice: you can reach Venice by train. The sorting of trains take place in Mestre station; then the train continue in Liberty Bridge up to the terminal station Venice Santa Lucia.

In the land, in Tessera, is located the Marco Polo Airport, the third in Italy for amount of passengers.

You can also reach Venice by car. Piazzale Roma is the exchange between cars and public lagoon’s transport.

Events: Feast of Our Lady of Health (21th November) the local festivity, the Feast of the Ascension on the occasion of the Ascension, the Feast of the Redeemer (third Saturday in July) and the Feast of St. Mark (25th April).

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