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Venice is an incredible city literally located in the Adriatic Sea, because it is sited on a group of 118 small island separated by 105 canals and linked by 409 bridges. Venice is located in the northeast of Italy in the Venet province. With 266.0000 inhabitants it makes the 11th largest city of Italy.
It is the culture and architecture of Venice combined with its unique location that makes it so popular. This city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
Because Venice is so special actually the whole economy is based on the tourism. Venice is also known for its glasswork, made in the city.
Tourists can rent a gondola, visit the museums, wander through the many narrow streets, go shopping before a nice meal at one of the famous piazzas and many more things to see and enjoy here.
Only to mention a few of the attractions in Venice you should visit the St. Mark’s Basilica, The Grand Canal and the Piazzaa San Marco. Whole Venice is called a “living museum” and at some times at the year overcrowded. Another popular attraction is the Lido di Venezia, which is a 11km long sandbar where the Venice Film Festival is taken place very year.
The Venice Airport is known as Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and 12 kilometers located to the east of the center. To this destination you can fly from Italy, European cities and New York.
There is another close airport Treviso’s San Giuseppe (TSF). Here are arriving some flights from England and Brussels. This airport is 50 kilometers located from Venice.
The most famous public transport is the waterbuses, called Vaporetti. There are plying fix routes along the Grand Canal and other cities Islands. Water taxis are also famous but much more expensive.
The local population to ferry tourists across the canal uses the Targhetto’s gondolas.
Traffic and Parking:
On Venice island cars are not allowed. In Piazzale di Roma, which has an affordable (about € 18 per day) underground car park (Autorimesso Comunale). It is also possible to park your car on the artificial island of Tronchetto.
Only on two islands is traffic allowed, these are Lido and Pellestrina.
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