After the sun sets below the horizon, the streets of the city turn into prison couloirs. It’s like looking at a movie set. It is here, in the deserted corners of the city, that you can see the medieval architecture of old houses that have not been restored for 400 years. You can purchase a travel card that will be valid all day, or you can use one-time tickets. The only form of public transport in Venice are river trams.

Numerous gondolas dissect the water surface of the canals. But this does not prevent local residents from actively using the roofs of their own houses to cultivate real flowering gardens.
The central square of the city is a mandatory stopping point for all tourists. While the number of local residents is only 50 thousand people.

The city on the water was built in the Middle Ages, when small states were not yet united into one country. All this is a deliberate policy of the administration of the museum city. The city has not been restored for many years, which allowed preserving the spirit of medieval Europe. The remoteness from the land helped, at one time, the city to survive from the raids of barbarians and other conquerors. Venice consisted of several islets located near the coast.

The city and the mainland are connected by a road with a length of 6 kilometers, along which a bus runs regularly. There are no shores in Venice, and the most beautiful houses seem to grow right out of the water. Venice is a huge open-air museum. They perform the role of a taxi in the city. And nearby you can see the burned-out opera and the former Jewish quarter II Ghetto. It is here that the residence of the Venetian rulers is located – the Doge’s Palace. The walls of the houses make a gloomy impression.

Local towers have such an angle of inclination that you involuntarily try to get around them away. This was the reason for the complete absence of green corners in Venice. But still, in order to get to know Venice better, you need to walk along its numerous narrow streets, humpback bridges and passageways-gorges, periodically running into dead ends.

Most of the streets of the city are so narrow that, between the houses opposite, you can rest with outstretched arms. And, subsequently, Venice became the largest shopping center in Europe, even after visiting Venice, it’s hard to believe that it exists. Today Venice is visited by about 40 thousand tourists daily. The sun practically never looks into the houses, and the streets are always shaded. Those who believe that St. Petersburg can be compared in beauty with this wonderful city are wrong.

A lot of time has passed since those times, but the appearance of the city has remained unchanged: there are still no cars and roads, and residents move along small streets and water channels. The most famous church in Venice is Santa Groce. It is with him that all sightseeing tours usually begin. Singing gondoliers are popular among the guests of the city.
It appeared relatively recently. And the complete absence of elements of the natural landscape on the streets of the city – bushes, puddles, sand embankments – makes a strange impression. There is practically no night lighting in the city. The city becomes almost deserted. There are no bright colors here, and pieces of plaster hang from the houses. And numerous tourists leave for the mainland in droves.

The central canal of the city is called the Canale Grande. And the houses of local residents are connected by stone lintels that protect buildings from falling on each other.

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