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Venice

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History

After the fall of the Romain Empire, many mainlanders took refuge on the lagoon islands creating a city built on wood.  Venice was once a powerful & rich trading center.  During the 15th century, they monopolized the spice trade.

 

In The Beginning

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. Venice has been known as the La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City, and City of Canals. It has also been described as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. It is truly an amazing, stunning, and interesting city for the adventurous to explore!

 

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Climate

The climate of Venice is slightly temperate and influenced by the Adriatic Sea.  Venice's weather is moderately continental with cold & damp winters and hot humid summers.  The coldest months are December and January.  You can expect fog frequently until March.  In spring (March-May) there is a moderate amount of sunny days.    From June to August (summer) it's usually hot, sunny, and muggy.  The best time to visit Venice is in spring and autumn. (mid April - mid-June, and the month of September.

Good To Know

Country

Visa Requirements

Italy

Visa in not needed for EU citizens. Everyone else needs a visa.

Languages spoken

Italian

Currency used

Euro (EUR)

Area (km2)

414.6 km2

Getting There

Flight services from Canada are from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal with Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air France, Air Transat, and British Airways.  Flight time is about 9 hours 50 minutes from Toronto.  A flight leaving from Montreal (YUL) is shorter at 7 hours 45 mins.  From Ottawa with 1 stop in France takes the longest at 11 hours 10 minutes on Lufthansa Airlines.

 

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