If you ask: What city is built on water? The answer is simple -Venetsiya.
Venice is a city located on the water in the lagoon is closed from the sea island of Lido Map of Venice and Pellestrina, which create a barrier sea ​​waves. Town on the island was established as a port and trading center. The city was originally built on driven into the ground wooden stilts, and the material for this is the larch tree species. When absorbed through the salty sea water, the structure of its wood is practically very hard, such as metal and is not subject to virtually rotting.
The city is home to more than 270 thousand inhabitants. Here canals instead of streets, and the gondolas instead of cars, the sea lapping against the walls of palaces, and in the morning wake gulls, it is rich in museums and historical buildings of great artistic and cultural value.
Venice is built on 118 small islands, which cut 150 Grand Canal. Between the islands airlifted 446 bridges. In the Middle Ages the city was a powerful center in Europe. It worked great artists and journeyed famous explorers. Once a year, Venice becomes a backdrop for the grand carnival. Costumes, masks and a lot of fun, that's what awaits you at the carnival in Venice.
Airport "Marco Polo" is located on the shores of the Venice Lagoon, just at the exit from the port with the Venetian taxis, which are large boats, travel on such a taxi costs a decent amount of 110 euros, the range of travel is 8 km, the bus can be reached within 6 euros.
The airport is in 30km "Treviso", which is north of Venice, there is a rail connection. In Venice, traveling tourists get on a normal taxi or a vaporetto water bus - means "little boat" (start with 6 am) or by bus or by train.
Water means of communication float on special routes that are marked as road traffic as well as on the roads right hand. Buses reach only to the outskirts of the city.
Entrance to Venice Bridge of Venice Parking a car in Venice Parking in Venice Cruise ships in Venice Panorama of Venice
By train car Ponte della Libertà to enter the city, its opening took place in the last century in 1932.
At the entrance for cars and buses available tiered parking lot, where cars waiting for their arriving passengers, which is undoubtedly very convenient.
The city of can be reached in two ways: on the water or on a bridge by rail or road, bridge length of about 4km. The city built on water, known worldwide as the city of carnivals, gondolas, film festivals and the famous seducer Giacomo Casanova female hearts that the rich women officers wives ferret out secrets.
Railway in Venice On the roof of the parking lot View of the bridge in Venice Canal in Venice Venice Venice Bus
The city has six historic districts. Train Station in Venice (Santa Croce district) bears the name of "Santa Lucia" by the name of the church that was there w / train station, near the bus station.
  • Cannaregio (Cannaregio)
  • Castello (Castello)
  • Dorsoduro (Dorsoduro)
  • San Marco (San Marco)
  • San Polo (San Polo)
  • Santa Croce (Santa Sgose)
Photos of Venice. Grand Canal - Grand Canal.
Canals of Venice Grand Canal Water bus Station of Venice Venice Cathedral of San Simeon
Directly from the train / railway station Venice walks water bus - vaporetto. On the opposite side of the channel opposite the forecourt of the church we were met with disproportionate green dome, called 'church in a cap. "It is remarkable the Cathedral of San Simeone Piccolo (San Simeon Piccoloa). The cathedral was built 300 years ago, modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, formerly in her place was a church somewhat simpler.
Venice - the only city in the world built on water. Numerous canals and gondolas, churches, palaces, bridges - all this unforgettable beauty of the magnificent Venice, the home of Casanova and carnival.

Carnival of Venice

Carnival of Venice - is the oldest and perhaps the most beautiful carnival on the planet. All streets, bridges and squares are transformed into a theatrical stage, channels parade float painted gondola, all of Venice filled with thousands of people in carnival costumes and masks. Jugglers, magicians, clowns and acrobats are everywhere on the streets. Carnival takes place at different times, these days the city is increased several times, up to three million people - it is impossible to say for sure.
Carnival takes place within 11 days, usually ends lo start 40 day fast before Easter. In 2014 carnival was held from February 15 to March 4, 2015 was held from 31 January to 17 February, the largest number of events held in the main square - the San Marco. In 2016, Carnival is dedicated to food, those who wish can take a costume rental, ie, rent., the price of different costumes and 350 and 600 euros, and so on, for example on the site, carnival site Travel Tips: during the carnival, wearing carnival costume mask or you can not talk, but can be explained only by gestures.

Walking through the channels

What Sea washes Venice? The Adriatic Sea, which flows into the Mediterranean basin.
The city has 180 canals, 450 bridges and magnificent palaces, buildings and monuments. If we add to this atmosphere of constant movement, absorbing sea air with the smell of Italian pizza and a steady flow of life in some areas, away from the crowds - this beauty can not be described with words, but you need to feel and experience to himself.
Italy, top view Canals of Venice On the canals of Venice Gondolier Venice A walk through the channels
Venetian gondolier can be immediately identified by its striped shirt and straw hat - the canton with the strips of tape. There are different types of trips by gondola: you can choose a more expensive romantic trip for two, where you will be executed serenades, or you can take the classic tour with English speaking guide, which will tell you about the history of the beautiful historic buildings. There are tours where you can get lessons on the management of the gondola, but it's not for everybody, all your service for your money.
On the canals on a gondola Excursion to Venice The gondola Bridges of Venice Venice Views of Venice
Strolling through the channels it can be seen that the embankments are often absent. Grand Canal is the largest canal in the city, its length is almost 4 km in width in some places it reaches 90 meters, with an average depth of 5 meters. Public transportation is available as a vaporetto - river tram, gondolas and water taxis. A large number of cultural, historical and architectural buildings are located on both sides, it is crossed by three bridges.

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco, it is the same brand - the largest and most famous square in Venice. If you really want to imagine the past of the Venetian empire this is the place, which is worth a visit. The area is full of historical impressive sights. Climb the tower you get a splendid view of Venice.
Ducal Palace - the rulers of Venice is located close to Piazza San Marco.

From the history
The population of these places in the V-VI centuries, escaping from barbarians, ruining Northern Italy, fled to remote places on the Adriatic coast. For several centuries, formed the community worked hard to improve its economic growth, expanding ties with its neighbors. Eventually he became a prominent trading port on the Mediterranean Sea.
At its peak in the rise of Venice, there were 3,000 merchant ships and 300 ships of the Navy. After the fall of Napoleon, Venice was ruled by the Austrians, but after the 1848 uprising, the city once again gained its independence, soon after, in 1866, Venice became part of Italy. Tours will certainly include a visit to St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, a walk through the labyrinth of little neighborhoods. The most interesting areas and island Cannaregio, SanPolo / Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, San Marco and Castello.

How to reach Venice

To get to Venice is easiest by plane, the airport Marco Polo and Treviso Airport is 20 km from Venice. Accessible by car, bus, rail or sea by boat.