With over 400 bridges and 118 islands, Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.
Venice is home to several fascinating architectures, beautiful canals, colourful buildings, and a lot more attractions.
After experiencing the uniqueness firsthand, Kiki Omeili, the Nollywood actress, decided to share her experience.
- Venice is floating
Venice is referred to as the ‘Floating City’ not literally because the city is actually floating but because it is constructed around bodies of water.
The city buildings are erected on stilts, woods, and mineral-rich logs that are void of decay and microorganisms. These logs, however, create the foundation for the city.
However, this makes the city experience flooding occasionally.
- There are no cars or roads in Venice
Yes, you read right. In Venice, people get around via waterways by using water taxis.
Water taxis are the means of transportation you can find in the city. There are also water stops instead of bus stops. Water stops are where people disembark from the taxis.
- Venice has the narrowest streets in the world
The narrow laneways in Venice, which are called Calli, are so fascinating. The narrowest laneway is Calle Varisco which is 53cm wide.
These narrow laneways make walking the best way explore the city. However, you can walk around Venice in a day because Venice is pretty small.
Also, you need to be careful because narrow laneways and canals can affect your sense of direction, and it’s easy to lose your bearings and get lost.
- The tradition of kissing while passing The Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the bridges in Venice that people get to see via the gondola ride. The gondola is a narrow, long, flat-bottomed boat in Venice that serves as one of the major modes of transportation.
So this tradition is basically about lovers kissing under the bridge while drifting below on a gondola. The Venetians believe that this practice will make their love last forever.
- The House of Casanova
Giacomo Casanova was a Venetian adventurer and author. He was also known for being the man with the most seductive ability in the city.
He often got involved in complicated and elaborate affairs with women. Now, his house is a tourist centre where people get to see places and objects of great significance in his life.
The House of Casanova also offers immersive theatrical performances to the audience.
- The Islands Of Burano & Murano
These islands are special for different reasons.
Burano is famous for its colourful houses and gorgeous handmade lace. According to Forbes, Burano is “one of the most beautiful places in the world”.
Murano is world-renowned for its incredible tradition of glass making.
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