Have a nice day, my friends!Today I want to tell you something interesting about Venice!
Venice is a wonderful place in the world. It's the most romantic city in Italy. I've spent there just one day and I fell in love with it. Venice has something to offer for everyone - bridges, Grand Canal, beautiful palaces, narrow streets. Many famous people were born here. Some of them are Giacomo Casanova, Antonio Vivaldi, Marco Polo.
Origins and history
- Venice is a city in northern Italy. The capital of the region Veneto.
- The city consists of 118 small islands.
- According to the legend, Venice was founded on March 25 in the year 421.
- Venice was known as a very important center of commerce in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
- The name Venice connected with the Latin word "Venetus" and means 'sea-blue'.
- People in different times gave it different names: "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Bridges", "City of Water", "Serenissima".
- If you want to learn a real Venice, you should leave noisy crowd and get lost among the deserted streets of the city. Don't forget a map! :)
- There are only 400 licensed Gondolas in Venice today, because the applicants must pass a hard exam to get a license. Only 3 - 4 Gondolier licenses are issued annually.
- Venetian gondola is usually 11m long, and weighs 600 kilograms!
- You should never touch the produce in the markt! You can ask a street vendor to give you what you want and he gives you it with pleasure.
- Not many of us might know that Venice is slowly sinking. Maybe in the year 2028 the city will not be suitable for life.
- The Venetian buildings are constructed on closely spaced wood piles. The foundation lies on the piles, and buildings of brick or stone sit above these.
- Venice has no sewer system.
- The entrance in city used today was actually the secondary one.
- The famous Venice Carnival starts around 2 weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday.
|Piazza San Marco|
- Piazza San Marco
- Clock tower – Torre dell’Orologio
- Palazzo Ducale
- Rialto Bridge
- Gothic Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
- Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute
- Grand Canal