With the carnival just around the corner what better city to write about but Venice? The famous city, in fact also known as “City of Masks”, is located in the northeastern part of Italy is locate in a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.
The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC.
The city is sited in the Venetian Lagoon, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is world famous for its architecture and its artwork that lay in a beautiful landscape to the canals. In fact the city is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. With a strong link to arts it was also the city where the musician Antonio Vivaldi was born.
The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.
While in Venice make sure to try the cake Tiramisu, originally from Italy means in English “pick-me-up” (or “make me happy” if translated more provocative).
Tomorrow Sofia Casotto, raise and born in Italy, gives us the best insights and suggestions on how to spend some unforgettable days in Venice. She choose to talk about Lido, a small island on the Venetian Lagoon where the Venice Film Festival takes places every September. Don’t miss out, after all who’s better for tips about the an Italian place than a genuine Italian?
“Last summer I spent one amazing week in Lido of Venice, and, even if I’m from the north of Italy myself, the beauty of this place surprised me.”
Country’s capital: Rome
Official language: Italian
Currency: Euro(£1 =1.41 euro)
Population: 264,579 inhabitants
Total area: 414.57 km2