Venice is a city in northern Italy known both for tourism and industry.
Venice has been known as the "City of Water", "City of Masks",
"City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City
of Canals". Venice is one of
Europe's most romantic cities.
Venice has played an important role in the history of
symphonic and operatic music.
is divided into six areas. The buildings of Venice are constructed on closely spaced wood piles. Venice has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and
very warm summers.
Today, Venice's economy is mainly based on tourism, shipbuilding,
services, trade and industrial exports. Glass production and lace production
are highly important to the economy. Venice is famous for its ornate glass-work, known as Venetian
glass. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
1980s, the Carnival of Venice was revived and the city has become a major
centre of international conferences and festivals, such as the prestigious Venice
Biennale and the Venice Film Festival. The Venice Biennale is one of the most
important events in the arts calendar. The Venice Film Festival is one of the
world's most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale. They
attract visitors from all over the world for their theatrical, cultural,
cinematic, artistic, and musical productions.
classical Venetian boat is the gondola, although it is now mostly used for tourists,
or for weddings, or other ceremonies.
cuisine is characterized by seafood, but also includes garden products, rice
the most famous Venetian writers were Marco Polo and Casanova. Polo was a merchant who
voyaged to the Orient. Casanova was a prolific writer and famous adventurer.