The immensely popular Italian destination of Venice is situated in the midst of the marshy, island
filled Venetian lagoon, which is an enclosed bay of Adriatic Sea. The Venetian Lagoon
stretches from the River Sile in the north to the River Brenta in the south and
has within it many islands, mud flats and salt marshes. This strategic location
of Venice enabled it to function as a major maritime base during the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance periods though during this time apart from functioning as a
maritime base, Venice also served as an important center for trade and commerce
especially for the trade of products like silk, grain and spices so much so that
the city was once commonly referred to as the "Queen of the Adriatic? or ?the City
however Venice whose main industry is tourism has come to be known as the ?City
of Canals? and ?the City of Bridges? for the city stands on a archipelago of 118
islands which are surrounded by nearly 150 canals and connected by over 400 bridges.
This unique topography of Venice has often led it to be described as one of the
world?s most romantic cities which has featured as a backdrop in many Hollywood
movies (James Bond movies like ?From Russia with Love', 'Moonraker' and 'Casino
Royale', Death in Venice, Fellini's Casanova, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,
A Little Romance), literary works (Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Othello,
Voltaire's Candide) as well as countless musical compositions.
Venice?s economy has undergone much transition through the ages and the city which
functioned as prominent maritime power until the 18th century was then transformed
into an exporter of agricultural and industrial goods. During this period much of
the city?s trade was conducted through the Venice Arsenal which was the city?s main
shipyard area. Presently most of these shipbuilding activities have shifted out
of Venice to its neighboring cities of Mestre and Porto Maghera and the Venice Arsenal
today is largely used for the staging of various cultural activities. Today the
economy of Venice is dominated by industries like tourism, shipbuilding and trade
that include the export of various products like glassware and glass products, furniture,
lace, footwear and leather products, industrial systems and machinery and processed
foods. The economy of Venice is further is characterized by various clusters of
production for instance exquisite glassware in produced in the Venetian locality
known as Murano which is world renowned for the production of decorative glassware
while the Venetian footwear cluster is largely situated in an area known as Riviera
del Brenta and lace production is concentrated on the island of Burano which is
also located in the Venetian lagoon.
however is the main cornerstone of the Venetian economy as the city is home to numerous
world famous attractions like St Mark?s Basilica, the Doge?s Palace which overlooks
St Mark?s Square and the Grand Canal which is crossed by Ponte di Rialto (Rialto
Bridge) and the wooden Ponte dell? Accademia ( Academy Bridge) which attract hordes
of tourists to its shores every year.
Additionally this gorgeous city also hosts major events like the Venice Biennale,
which is a world famous contemporary art fair that is held every two years and features
the participation of art galleries, dealers, art lovers from all over world. The
Venice Biennale also includes allied festival events like the Venice Biennale of
Architecture and the International Festival of Contemporary Dance. Yet another world
renowned annual event that is held in Venice is the Venice International Film Festival
which is the oldest film festival in the world that attracts filmmakers and artists
from all over the world to the island of Lido in Venice at the end of August or
beginning of September every year.
city of Venice doesn?t allow any vehicular traffic and its transport needs are served
by its vast network of canals which take the place of roads and are traversed via
ferries, gondolas, waterbuses (vaporetti) and e very expensive water taxis though
the city?s public transport network does include land buses as well. The city also
has rail links to the rest of Italy and Europe via its busy Santa Lucia Station.
Venice is connected to other global destinations via its Marco Polo International
Airport which is located in Tessera on the mainland. This airport which receives
mainly international carriers is easily accessible from the island of Venice via
water taxi or water bus though the city is also served by its smaller Treviso airport
which welcomes mainly low cost carriers.
in Venice is provided by several iconic and legendary hotels like the Hotel Cipriani
which is located on Guidecca Island and has within its folds the famous Harry?s
Bar, a watering hole which was made famous by the author Earnest Hemingway, the
Hotel Danieli which dates back to the 14th century , the Hotel Gritti Palace which
overlooks the Grand Canal and which was in the 16th century the residence of the
Dodge of Venice and the Hotel Bauer which is located within close proximity to St
Mark?s Square. The city however also has several other hotels like the Hotel Monaco
which overlooks the Grand Canal and Hotel Agli Alboretti which is located near the
Accademia Bridge that meet more modest travel budgets.
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