Venice is such a mysterious and unique city in Italy. It’s built completely on water and there isn’t any car traffic, so all you hear is the pitter-patter of footsteps.
Here are some other things that make Venice so special and worthy of a visit:
- Acqua alta, or high water, happens when the tide is 3.54 inches above normal height
- Venice has over 450 palaces (palazzi) and important buildings built in a mixture of styles, Gothic, Byzantine, Baroque etc.
- 3 major bridges cross the Grand Canal – Accademia, Rialto and Scalzi
- By the 18th century, there were over 200 churches in Venice
- Venice has about 150 canals
- There are 400+ pedestrian footbridges spanning the canals
- Venice is divided into six sestieri, or districts
- Over 15 million visitors flock to Venice every year
- Venice is made up of a collection of approx 115 tiny islands
- There are a little over 400 gondoliers in Venice
- Venice is sinking at the rate of 1-2 millimeters a year
- There are over 170 buildings that line the Grand Canal
- Venice got its first female gondolier in 2010
- The number of times you’ll get lost in the maze of calle – thousands
- You could visit ten thousand times and never run out of new things to discover
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