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Hereby some good and usefull info about Venice from Wikipedia :
Venice is a city in northeastern ITALY sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po river delta and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artwork.The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site , along with its lagoon.
Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. In 2009, there were 270,098 people residing in Venice’s comune (the population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune (Municipality) of Venezia; around 60,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), mostly in the large “frazioni” (roughly equivalent to “parishes” or “wards” in other countries) of Mestre and Marghera; 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua–Treviso-Venice-Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2,600,000. PATREVE is only a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.
The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city historically was the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”. Luigi Barzini described it in The New York Times as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”. Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe’s most romantic cities.
The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance Period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.
Venice has been a sought after tourist destination since, well, the moment the islands were colonized. The unique setting of the once great Serenissima Republic, its culture, architecture, history and food, have attracted visitors from all over the world. The greatness of Venice past and present is well documented, but just in case you needed to find some more reasons to visit Venice, the home of the Film Festival and the Biennale event, places to see and foods to try.
Some interesting informations about the ” Ingredients ” of Venice , (Info source http://www.venezia.travel/blog-eventi/curiosita/quanti-ponti-ha-venezia.html )
Venice is sited on a group of 118 little islands which are connected together by 417 bridges including 72 private bridges , going across 150 ” Canali della Laguna ” (Lagoon Channels and waterways ) . 57 amazing bridges of Venice are made from wood , 300 are made from stone and the remaining 60 , are made from iron .
However ,actually only 4 bridges cross the worldwide famous ” Canal Grande ” .
It is very interesting to know that until 1500 , there were no scales on any bridge in Venice . This because horses could cross the bridges and carry heavy items without any difficulty .
And on a last note, one of the most beautiful things to do in Venice is to just stroll around and get lost in this singular city.