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Venice At a Glance:

  • Spectacularly 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. Even 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.

  • Venice 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 celebration.

  • Is 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.

  • Airports : Aeroporto Marco Polo

  • Train station: Venezia Santa Lucia

  • Gondolas : The traditionally romantic way to see Venice, although at last visit the cost was an exhorbitant 80€ for a 50-minute ride.

  • Water 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.


also see -> Venice Photo Gallery

also see in Getting Around Italy -> Italy by Car | Italy by Train


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