set apart by its sheer beauty, as well as its scenic
mode of mass transportation, the city of canals and
languid lagoons is must-see on any trip to Italy.
after centuries of ups and downs (reaching its zenith
in the Middle Ages as a major maritime power and global
trade center) Venice remains capable of impressing
even the most world-weary tourist.
is most famous for its canals, ornate bridges,
iconic gondola rides, the beautifully ornate
St. Mark's Basilica and the magnificent Doges
Palace, as well as seasonal events & festivals
such as the world famous pre-Lenten Carnivale
Venice Still Sinking? Under threat of sinking
for decades -and political turmoil over what to do
about it - "the city on stilts" is now being
shored up again by the MOSE project (Modulo Sperimentale
Elettromeccanico) which features a series of inflatable
seagates placed in strategic locations. The massive
engineering feat is due to be completed by 2011.
: Aeroporto Marco Polo
station: Venezia Santa Lucia
: The traditionally romantic way to see Venice, although
at last visit the cost was an exhorbitant 80€
for a 50-minute ride.
bus: The preferred cheaper way to tour the Grand
Canal and get around to major attractions - with single,
multi-day, weekly and monthly passes available.
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