Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

“Venice is popular with tourists, but I don’t particularly like tourists (strange thing for a tourist to write!) Still, the whole family agreed that navigating this endless sea of tourists was more a torment than a pleasure, and especially in the humid air… So we sailed into overcrowded Venice aboard a vaporetto, and after setting off into the city we almost immediately got lost. This, however, was much more romantic than elsewhere, and it was great to wander these narrow streets with their unique atmosphere.


Venice - a.m. photo

Venice - m.f. photo

Practicals

Transport

Bikes, Skateboards, Roller Skates are not allowed.

Venice - traffic jam - Victor's photo

Venice - gondola - n.c. photo

Food

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Venice - breakfast - e.k. photo

Venice - cicchetti (small snacks) and spritz veneziano - n.c. photo

Venice - crema catalana with peach compote and meringue - n.c. photo

Shopping

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Venice - shopping - m.z. photo

Others

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Venice - z.m. photo

Venice - hands - g.d. photo

Background

Venice - Tom's photo

Destination in brief

Venice (Venezia in Italian) is in the northeastern part of Italy. Venice consists of 118 islands connected by around 400 bridges and over 170 canals.

Population (in 2020): 271,000

About 4.7 million tourists visited Venice in 2019. Venice residents are unhappy about the ever-increasing number of visitors.  Venetians think that tourism that way is unsustainable, and Venice can not cope with this problem anymore. Many residents leave their home city because of the increasing cost of living and overcrowding of  Venice.

Average net monthly salary (in 2020):

A gondolier can earn a salary of around 8000 Euro/month.  There are now only around 400 gondoliers in Venice, compared to approximately 10,000 in the 16th century (no Vaporetto at that time).

The Venetian Lagoon area is a UNESCO world  heritage site.

Venice was built on millions of petrified logs driven into the ground. The logs were mostly from water-resistant Alder. The timber was brought to Venice by boat from other countries (e.g., Slovenia and Croatia).

Geography

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Venice - St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) - high water level - disappeared after an hour - n.c. photo

Climate

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Venice - Bad luck - Tom's photo

Venice - Rialto Bridge on a rainy day - Tom's photo

History


Venice was an independent republic between 697 and 1797.

Nowadays

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Venezia - message of the restaurant owner translated in English: Nix Mafia, Venice is sacred - p.j. photo

People

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Venice - Venetian - g.m. photo

Attractions

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