Venice is a beautiful city in Italy, located in the Northeast part of it, at the same time it is also the center of the Veneto region. It consists of about 118 islands located in the Adriatic Sea. City symbol is a winged lion emblem and figuring Venice. Not accidentally called one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Venice Island is home to international tourism resort, venue for international art exhibitions and film festivals. In urban transport, have been preserved traditional gondolas and motorboats, which are of particular interest to tourists.
In the Middle Ages, it is a republic headed by a doji. Between the 9th and 18th centuries an independent state. In 1797-1805, as well as from 1815 to 1866 the city's possession of Austria.
It is known fact that Venice is sinking year by about 1 mm. Built on struts / drivers / wood and the soil beneath them constantly sensitive to subsidence. This is the reason the city is in danger of flooding.
If you are planning a trip to Venice do not miss Piazza San Marco. He has always been a place for celebrations over the centuries. Another interesting monument of Byzantine Culture The title is a cathedral. The building was a popular name Chiesa d'Oro, for lavish design, gilded statue and Byzantine mosaics.
Another landmark that is worth seeing is the Bridge of Sighs. It is built of limestone / white / windows stone bars. This is the oldest, built a bridge over the canal and the most popular in the city was created back in 1181
Not to be missed and the Doge's Palace - museum of fine art and cultural monument.
Not to be missed and carnival in Venice is held annually on the Square "San Marco". This is a world famous Carnival, held for 10 days before the Mardi Gras before Lent.