Venice is a city located on the water in the lagoon is closed from the sea island of Lido 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.
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.
- Cannaregio (Cannaregio)
- Castello (Castello)
- Dorsoduro (Dorsoduro)
- San Marco (San Marco)
- San Polo (San Polo)
- Santa Croce (Santa Sgose)
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 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 www.venice-carnival-italy.com/carnival-costume-hire.php, carnival site www.carnevale.Venice.it. 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
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.
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.
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.