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Venice

Venice tourist information.

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas are one of the attractions of Venice. The gondola is a traditional Venetian rowing boat of special form. Gondola can be considered as one of the symbols of Venice. Dimensions and design boats provided by law, from the XVIII century. Boat length is 11.05 meters, width of 140 centimeters.

Gondolier steers the boat using only one oar. Currently gondolas used only for entertainment of tourists. The number of licenses issued for riding tourists in gondolas in Venice restricted by law (425).

Boats in Venice

Boats in Venice

Water transport is the only transport mode in Venice. Boats of different sizes are carrying tourists from the train station, bus station and from the airport to the city center. Local residents prefer to travel by foot (small distances).

The photo shows boats awaiting tourists near the bus station in Venice. It is early morning. In Vnice is slight haze.

Tourists map of Venice

Map of Venice (Italy). The map shows location of many interesting for tourists places in Venice.

Transportation in Venice

How to move around the territory of Venice? Venice is the largest pedestrian area in the world! Cars and buses have to stop in the western part of Venice, on the Tronchetto island or on the “Piazzale Roma” square (near the train station). It is said that the locals are moved through the historic center of Venice usually on foot. This is the best way to get around the city of Venice for tourists too. But quite often there is a need to use public transport to move around Venice.

Venice

Rome, Venice and Florence are the most visited by foreign tourists’ cities in Italy. There are many interesting for tourists’ places in Italy. Venice is the most famous city of Italy. It is a unique, splendid, one-of-a-kind city in the world. The majority of arriving in Italy tourists includes a trip to Venice in the plan of their journey.

Location

Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice

Saint Mark's Basilica  in Venice

St Mark's Basilica is the most famous of the Venice churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture.

St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is located on St. Mark's Square, next to the Palace of the Doges of Venice. This is one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in Venice. Cathedral has an unusual appearance, and not like most churches.

Doge's Palace in Venice

Doge's Palace in Venice

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice is one of the most famous and the most visited by tourists’ city attractions. The palace is located in the center of the city, on “Piazza San Marco” square. San Marco Square is visiting by all coming to Venice tourists. Doge's Palace is one of the most prominent buildings on the square. Currently in the palace is located museum. According to statistics, in 2010, the palace visited 1.36 million people.

Clock tower on Piazza San Marco square

Clock tower on Piazza San Marco square

Despite its relatively small size, the clock tower is one of the most significant buildings on the “Piazza San Marco” square in Venice. The building is clearly visible from the water, from sailing on the Grand Canal ships. It was evidence of the wealth of Venice. The central part of the tower was built between the 1496 and 1499 years by the architect Mauro Codussi (two side wings of the building were built later). Until now the building immediately attracts the attention of tourists on San Marco square.

Carnival in Venice

Venice Carnivale costume Venice Carnival(Carnevale di Venezia) is one of the most famous and most popular annual events in Venice (Italy). Carnival attracts large number of tourists in Venice.

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