Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Venice, Italy

Venice consists of 118 islands, located in the middle of a lagoon in the northwest end of the Adriatic Sea. From the rivers flowing into the sea, released large amounts of silt in the shallow water along the coast, and tidal and ocean current has led to the formation of a series of sand banks around the 51 km long and 14 km wide, serene lagoon.
The houses in Venice is built on wooden poles, and in many places, the buildings are no more than one meter above normal sea. The tide in the Mediterranean is weak, but especially at full moon there is a risk of flooding. there can be several centimeters of water at St. Mark's Square, so you put walking boards out.


The city has many magnificent palaces, museums and churches which houses paintings by many famous artists. You can stroll around the narrow streets and observe the unusual surroundings. St. Mark's Square and the famous Rialto Bridge, which crosses the Grand Canal - the city's main road - the many gondolas that still floats on water.
There are many shops in the city is known for - lace and embroidery from lagune¯en Burano and beautiful crystal and glassware from Murano.
The city has many places unusually picturesque. St. Mark's Square with the big church, the bell tower and the beautiful view out over the water, where the sun sparkles on the green lagoon, inspires many artists.

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