Venice is a city renowned for its architecture, artwork, and of course, canals. As of2016, it was ranked the most beautiful city in the world. Due to the high number of canals in the city, it is also known as the “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals” and “The Floating City” among other similar titles.
While the city has hundreds of canals and islands, it’s the Grand Canal that is the most visible and famous. Over sixty percent of the population passes through this canal making it an integral part o the city’s daily life.
Where there’s water, you’ll need bridges. Venice has over 400 bridges. Interestingly, 72 of them are privately owned! The city is actually sinking every year at the rate of one to two millimeters every year.
It is a romantic city that has been an inspiration for many designers, be it in fashion, jewelry, art or architecture. The gourmet Italian food simply puts icing on the cake and elevates the tourist experience in the city to a different level.
An interesting fact about the city is that its population has been reduced to half in the last 50 years. Some say it will be a ghost city by 2030, but hey, at least there’ll be tourists!