If there is any place on the earth, which is known for tourism and as well as industry, it is Venice, the Italy destination. In fact, many well known newspapers have carried banner headlines stating Venice as the most beautiful city built by man, and we cannot say it as false. Though one can enjoy watching the photographs of Venice, you will fall in love with Venice only when you visit the place. The ambience, the hospitality of the people, and the open air shows form part and parcel of the beauty of Venice—a best tourist destination in Italy and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.
|Venice Coordinates: 45°26′15″N 12°20′9″E|
|Venice Province||Venice (VE)|
|Venice Frazioni||Chirignago, Favaro Veneto, Mestre, Marghera, Murano, Burano, Giudecca, Lido, Zelarino|
|- Mayor||Giorgio Orsoni (Democratic Party)|
|- Total||414.57 km2 (160.1 sq mi)|
|Venice Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Venice Population (2009-04-30)|
|- Density||652.9/km2 (1,690.9/sq mi)|
|Venice Time Zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Venice Postal Code||30100|
|Venice Dialing Code||041|
|Venice Patron Saint||St. Mark the Evangelist|
|Venice Saint Day||25 April|
The streets of Venice reflect the age old royal life of the vanished empires. Walking down the streets will bring out the poet in you.
There is a very high humidity in Venice with hot weather in July and August. The temperature in summer is roughly recorded between 30 degree Celsius and 33 degree Celsius. The climate, however, dips in winter to 3 degree Celsius and at time to even 0 degree Celsius. Due to its big coastline, Venice experiences heavy downpour accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorms. This often leads to floods in the beautiful city.
Music is a part and parcel of Venetian culture. Theatres are also found in Venice, wherein you can enjoy the best dramas and not to forget the Venice Comedy, which is mentioned in the history books. It may be noted that William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice is one of the best dramas depicting the culture of the city ages ago.
With Venice being an expensive place to visit, the food and drink in the city are also expensive. Though there are American food outlets in Venice, it is advisable to taste the Italian cuisine. Not to forget that Italian cuisines have roots that is from the 4th century BC.
The words bars and cafes are interchangeable, in the sense; you get drinks—right from alcoholic beverages to coffee—besides breakfast and refreshing drinks to the tourists. They usually open at 8 am and sometimes are opened till 2 am.
Just like a bakery, a pastecceria is a shop that sells pastries, cakes, cream puffs. Most of pasticcerias also sell chocolate cakes. It is a best place to dig your teeth into hot chocolate cake while chatting with your friends.
How to reach? Almost all major airways are running flights to Venice.