Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Venice introduction

Venice is one of Italy's top travel cities and a beautiful, romantic destination with many attractions. Its small, traffic-free streets along the winding canals make for great walking. You'll find many magnificent churches and palaces, lively squares, and interesting shops.
Venice actually consists of 117 bodies of land connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. The Grand Canal is like main street, cutting through the center of the city.

Venice is in on northeast coast of Italy. It is protected from the Adriatic Sea by a strip of land called the Lido.

Venice is divided into six sections or sestieri. The Cannaregio is near the station. Also on the same side of the Grand Canal are San Marco and Castello. Santa Croce is across the Grand Canal from the train station and San Polo and the Dorsoduro are across the canal from St. Mark's.

Venice is without doubt one of the most beautiful and popular cities in the world and is always admired by the many tourists that visit throughout the year. There are several tourism and tourist information offices situated in the city centre of Venice and these provide up-to-date information about Venice tourist attractions, museums, events, Venice festivals, Venice travel, Venice sightseeing and general Venice tourism and tourist information. Nearby there are also many interesting towns to explore close to Venice, such as Burano, Murano, Padua, Torcello, Verona and Vicenza.

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