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The city of Venice began many hundreds of years ago as a collection of over 100 small, undeveloped islands in a lagoon two miles off the Italian coast in the Adriatic Sea, used as a refuge from barbarians by the coastal residents. To this day, Venice is a watery town, formed by walls and dams, that one navigates either by gondola or on foot. The streets of Venice are called canals here, and actually are the constructed pathways, connected by bridges, between the original islands. The city is constantly under construction in its continuous battle with the sea. Within the next 10 years, unless drastic changes are made, the city will lose about one third of its art works to flooding, as it sinks another 3 inches or so into the water. Noted for its fine lace and blown glass, Venice also is famous for its restaurants and one of a kind elegant hotels. You will not find much nightlife in Venice, as the ambiance here is more suited to moonlit walks and stops among the small cafes. Try to avoid Venice in the late summer months, though, when the city is at its most humid, and the smell of the canals is at its worst. The fall months are best for enjoying the water taxis and outdoor restaurants, and touring the vineyards in the surrounding countryside.

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· St. Mark's Square · Venice
Lodging located in the center of Venice, near the Basilica di San Marco, Teatro la Fenice and the Ponte D. Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs). Lodging options with Venice addresses outside the city center, but in the metro region.
· Stazione di S. Lucia · Venice - Lido
Lodging near the train station of S. Lucia, to the north of the city center. Lodging options in the section of Venice - Lido island located to the south of Venice.
· Sourrounding Communities · Venice - Mestre
Lodging in cities near Venice such as Abuno Terme, Lido di Jesolo, Montegrotto Terme and Padua all located about half hour from Venice. Lodging options in Venice - Mestre located to the north of Venice.

Area Facts: Unique sights to Venice are the 'vaporetti' (water buses) and the 'traghetti' (traditional gondola ferries) cruising along the banks of the Grand Canal, in the 'campi' (squares), and along the 'calli' (narrow Venetian streets). The international dialing code for Italy is 39. The area code for Venice is 041.

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