Italy Travel Guide - Welcome to Venice the
ethereal city of romance, architecture and culture
situated in a Lagoon and accessible only by boat.
This is the one and only Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.
Venice was once Europe’s main trading post between
the West and the East, now it is a slightly shabyy
but unique city receiving many visitors throughout
Venice is built on a network of
islands and has over 150 canals. As you visit Venice
you will need to become familiar with the word Gondola.
A Gondola is an 11 mete long boat and it weighs 600
kilograms. They are still made today and one person
can move them along the water, even when heavily laden.
In San Trvosa at the shipyard (Squiro) you can watch
them make them. When they built these long ago a group
of 16,000 men worked on them and this group was called
Italy is divided into six areas known as
sestieri. Castello, Canneregio, San Marco, Santa Croice,
Drsoduro, San Polo. Some Islands Srdecca and San Geogio,
Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands with the Lido
di Venezia, stretching south for some 10km (6mi) the
most famous of them all. It acts as a breakwater on
the eastern side of Venice. St Mark is the patron
saint of Venice is his body is in the huge church,
the Basilica of San Marco which is situated on St
Venice Italy welcomes you with open arms
and it will get into your heart, your mind and your
soul calling to you from every building, person and
place in its wonderful land. Venice is just dripping
with cultural gems like jewels hanging from a necklace.
You can feel it as you take the Gondola (the boat
with one oar) down the Grand Canal and admire everything
and you can taste it almost as if it were a special
recipe or perfume fragrance the air. Forever, in the
land, the water, the people and the buildings Venice
encompasses a special way of life.
you walk through the land surrounded by water you
will be transported to a dreamlike state and feel
as if you have just stepped into a fairy tale complete
with the castles and the palaces of your dreams. Keep
your eyes open at all times you won’t want to
miss anything about this precious city that will become
dear to your heart.