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  Venice travel guide - Wikitravel
Venice [1], Italy (Venezia in Italian) is still one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world.
Venice Lido - the island of tranquillity, a beach district just 10 minutes by boat from San Marco, and where the Venice movie festival is held.
Pensione Seguso Venice, D.D.779, 30123, Venezia [46] Ph.
wikitravel.org /en/Venice   (10983 words)

  
  Venice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 12th century the essentials for the power of Venice were laid: the Venetian Arsenal was under construction in 1104; Venice wrested control of the Brenner pass from Verona in 1178, opening a lifeline to silver from Germany; the last autocratic doge, Vitale Michiele, died in 1172.
Venice was threatened with the interdict on a number of occasions and twice suffered its imposition.
It was realised that extraction of the aquifer was the cause.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venice   (4845 words)

  
 Venice, Los Angeles, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Venice and neighboring Santa Monica were hosts for a decade to the Pacific Ocean Park (POP), an amusement and pleasure-pier built atop the old Lick Pier and Ocean Park Pier by CBS and the Los Angeles Turf Club (Santa Anita).
Venice Beach is understood to include the beach, the promenade that runs parallel to the beach ("Ocean Front Walk" or just "the boardwalk"), Muscle Beach, the tennis courts, Skate Dancing plaza, the numerous beach volleyball courts, the bike trail and the businesses and residences that have their addresses on Ocean Front Walk.
Venice Beach is the headquarters of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Division of the Fire Department.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venice,_California   (3524 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Venice
For Jews, however, Venice is also a place with a dark history; it is where the world’s first ghetto was instituted and the quality of Jewish life often shifted with the whims of the ruling power.
Venice became part of the Hapsburg empire in 1798 and some of the restrictions were reintroduced, however, the ghetto was not officially reestablished.
According to legend, the stone was brought to Venice from the Temple in Jerusalem.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Venice.html   (2507 words)

  
 a brief history of venice, italy
In Venice the Doges' government is established: the first historically known doge is Orso Ipato (in 726).
Venice is spreading its commercial boundaries: in 1000 its fleet defeats the pirates of the Adriatic sea.
In 1348, Venice population is halved by the plague.
www.veniceword.com /vehistory.html   (546 words)

  
 Venice and Tourism
City residents and government officials of Venice were affected the most as were all of the 47 members of the International Bureau of Expositions (B.I.E.) were effected and Hannover and Toronto, two other cities competing to host the Expo.
Venice is plagued by too many tourists and suburban flight of residents at an alarming rate of 1,500 residents each year.
Venice is visited primarily for its art history, but the city's attractiveness has been cheapened by the over-crowding on the city's streets and canals.
www.american.edu /ted/VENICE.HTM   (2103 words)

  
 Venice International Film Festival - Mostra
Venice Director Alberto Barbera could not have planned a better weekend for the world's oldest festival on the circuit.
Venice Festival Director Alberto Barbera may have lost the Scorcese pic earlier this week, but he had good news yesterday for cinephiles here in Lido.
A vaporetto ride away from the canals of Venice, Sharon Stone warmed the hearts of Italians and festival-goers alike when she sashayed down the white carpet before the screening of Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys.
www.filmfestivals.com /venice_2000   (1043 words)

  
 Venice travel guide
Venice is built on one hundred and seventeen small islands, and holds one hundred and fifty canals, connected by an amazing four hundred and nine bridges, of which only three cross the main canal.
Venice hotel accommodations are one of the most difficult things to find around peak time, as well as around Christmas, New Year, and festival Carnevale in February.
The attractions in Venice include many remarkable structures, such as an impressive array of bronze work, tapestries and paintings from the 5th to 6th century, as well as a whole handful of amazing buildings and galleries showcasing the artistic side of Venice.
www.world66.com /europe/italy/veneto/venice   (1793 words)

  
 584 Venice hotels. Compare hotels in Venice, Italy. Venice hotel comparison engine.
Venice, with its famous museums and cultural centers, is minutes away.
Venice, Italy - the city of palaces and canals, Venice is one of the top tourist destinations worldwide.
The Grand Canal is the main "route" of Venice, where gondolas are the best and the fastest mean of transport as buses and cars are not allowed from the old part of Venice.
www.europe-cities.com /hotels-venice.aspx   (520 words)

  
 Venice events 2004 - 2005
On this day it is an appealing and romantic tradition that every man in Venice gives a single rose-bud, the "bòcolo" to his beloved lady.
The Day of the marriage between Venice and the sea, In olden days the Doge would ride out in his ship, the "Bucintoro", and toss a ring of gold into the waters off the Lido.
Religious ceremonies are held on Sunday in the Palladio's Church erected on the Giudecca to commemorate the end of the plague of 1577.
www.meetingeurope.com /cultural/files/venice_incoming.htm   (310 words)

  
 Welcome to the official City of Venice, FL Web site
Welcome to Venice, a city that lures not only tourists and new residents but urban planners, who come to see the results of the much revered original 1920s plan by John Nolen, one of the nation’s first urban planners.
Today, Venice is known for its friendly, small-town feel, its quaint shopping center of low-rise buildings that are primarily in a Mediterranean style, and its lovely boulevard shaded by giant live oaks that extends from downtown to the beckoning beach.
The most common response of people who move here or who return each year to visit, is, “When we drove down Venice Avenue past the shops and parks and saw the beach, we knew this was where we wanted to be.” I invite you to see for yourself.
www.venicegov.com   (330 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Venice
Venice had to renounce all claims to the territory taken from her by the Turks.
Venice joined the league of Spain and the pope, but, believing that she had been betrayed at the battle of
Venice, however, making peace on her own account, surrendered her claims to Cyprus.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15333a.htm   (2642 words)

  
 Venice Beach, California photos of Beach, Canals, shops
Venice, California may bare the name of an Italian city but comparing it to that European location is like comparing apples and oranges.
Venice Pier, Muscle Beach and artwork are some things that locals enjoy.
There is pay parking at the Venice Pier lot at the end of Washington Street, limited street parking and also shuttles that travel regularly from remote lots to the beach.
www.beachcalifornia.com /venice.html   (863 words)

  
 Venice Hotels | venere.com
Nestled behind St Mark's Square in one of Venice's oldest calle (narrow lanes), in a lively and truly authentic area of the city, the intimate and exclusive Relais Venezia hotel is a delightful 15th century building, fully restored to create a personality.
Hotel Pausania enjoys an excellent position in the centre of Venice, next to San Barnaba canal, in the sestiere Dorsoduro, which is one of the most exclusive areas and the heart of the Venetian cultural and artistic life.
The Locanda Ca' del Console hotel lies in the very heart of Venice and is housed in a historic building that used to be the residence of the consul of Austria in Venice at the beginning of the 19th century.
www.venere.com /search/?geoid=350&lg=en   (1204 words)

  
 Venice - Cruise to Venice - Port - Cruise Critic
Venice once ruled the Mediterranean as a shipping power, amassing vast wealth and producing some of Europe's greatest artistic and cultural treasures.
Venice is a walking city, full of labyrinthian streets and tons of bridges (usually requiring steps up and down again), so wear your most comfortable shoes.
Venice's lovely cathedrals and churches are too numerous to count; among the highlights (besides the Basilica) are Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Campo dei Frari, San Polo), a huge 14th/15th-century Gothic church, and the 17th-century Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro).
www.cruisecritic.com /ports/newport.cfm?ID=71   (1675 words)

  
 Venice city guide, Italy - Time Out Travel
Venice is a dream shimmering on the waters, a city of painted palaces and serene churches.
A trip to Venice offers an unforgettable glimpse of life’s defining moments played out on watery avenues: weddings, funerals, carnivals and regattas.
Time Out Venice is the essential guide to the lagoon city's iconic sights and to the artistic and architectural gems hidden in the little-visited labyrinth and beyond.
www.timeout.com /travel/venice   (204 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Venice tourism squeezes out residents
Venice's booming tourist trade has transformed the city during the past 20 years.
Temporary raised walkways are provided by the city authorities to allow residents and visitors to remain above the waters of the Adriatic Sea that now inundate the city at high tide with increasing frequency because of global warming.
According to deputy mayor Michele Vianello, Venice's curious current population mix is as follows: 60,000 permanent residents, 60,000 day visitors (tourists and commuters from the mainland, including waiters and shop assistants to serve the tourist hordes), and 20,000 university students.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/6297727.stm   (726 words)

  
 Venice Hotels. Save More on Cheap Accommodation in Venice
Zattere Apartment Venice is situated in the charming neighbourhood of Salute.
If you are planning for an ideal holiday destination in Venice, the hotel is a perfect place for you to reside and explore the surrounding areas.
Ca' D'Oro Hotel Venice is situated in a quiet corner where the Rio di Ca' Dolce and Rio di Santa Fosca canals meet, in the...
www.hotelclub.net /hotel.reservations/Venice.htm   (188 words)

  
 Sarasota County Government   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Venice is located in Southwest Florida, about 20 miles south of Sarasota along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.
Although more than 150,000 people living in South Sarasota County call Venice their home and write Venice in their postal addresses, the city itself has a population of only about 18,600 people in the summer and about 24,000 people in the winter.
The northern Italian Renaissance architectural theme was chosen and a town of grace and beauty began to grow along the golden sands and blue-green waters.
www.venice-florida.com /community/government/intro.htm   (231 words)

  
 Venice California History Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Venice California was considered the "Coney Island of the Pacific" during the first half of the 20th Century.
It was a town built to resemble Venice, Italy and with its network of canals, business district built in Venetian architectural style, and its two huge amusement piers, it became the finest amusement resort on the America's West Coast.
The 43 modern color photographs used to illustrate the 1996 Venice Map are postcards sold at several stores and at Stanton's weekend table on Venice's Ocean Front Walk.
naid.sppsr.ucla.edu /venice   (645 words)

  
 Venice Hostels Listings - Hostels in Venice at Hostels.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Situated in Marghera Venice, Camping Jolly delle Querce is the ideal starting point to visit the wonderful city of Venice.
Situated along the Riviera del Brenta on the outskirts of mainland Venice, close to all main roads to town...
Ostello Della Gioventú in Venice, is part of the Hostelling International association of Hostels in Italy.
www.hostels.com /en/it.ve.html   (371 words)

  
 Venice - Mahalo
Venice is an Italian city known as the "City of Water" and "The City of Light;" it is located in a lagoon and is comprised of over 100 islands connected by more than 400 bridges.
Famous for festivals such as the Carnival of Venice and the Venice Film Festival, main attractions such as St. Mark's Basilica church and Piazza San Marco are very popular among tourists.
Traveling through Venice usually consists of a boat ride, whether it be on the traditional gondola or vaporetti (water buses).
www.mahalo.com /Venice   (191 words)

  
 Venice Airport Buses
Note: To take the bus from Venice to the airport, buy a ticket at the ATVO Bus Terminal in the Piazzale Roma and walk to the D2 bus bay, where you'll see signs for the ATVO airport buses to both the Venice and Treviso airports.
Note: To take the No. 5 bus from Venice to the airport, buy a ticket at the tile-roofed Actv Biglietteria e informazioni building in the Piazzale Roma and catch the bus at the A1 stop near the newsstand along the quieter side of the square opposite the large parking garages.
Both ATVO and Actv run frequent buses to the railway station in Venice's suburb of Mestre, on the mainland, where express trains connect with cities in Northern and Southern Italy.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/venice_airport_buses.htm   (752 words)

  
 Affordable Europe: Venice - New York Times
If you are content to merely wander the streets and absorb the city's magical atmosphere, Venice may be one of the cheapest places on earth to visit.
Venturing a little farther off, Venice has been known for its blown glass since the Middle Ages, and the tradition continues on the island of Murano where you can visit one of several glass-making factories and watch masters carry on a nearly thousand-year-old trade.
The best transportation bargain comes with the so-called Venice Card, a one-, three- or seven-day ticket that lets you float freely around the lagoon, and offers discounts on major exhibits, some bars and restaurants, entrance into several churches and access to toilets.
travel2.nytimes.com /2006/04/23/travel/23affordable-venice.html   (769 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/venicecentralspace
Venice's distinctive sound has made them a favorite of some of the biggest names in the business.
To date, Venice has found their biggest success in Holland, where in 2003, the band won an Edison Award (the Dutch version of the Grammy) for Best International Artist, beating out superstars U2 and Coldplay.
In that country, Venice's singles are a mainstay on radio, their tours sell out consistently, and they've guested on countless television programs, most notably on Two Metre Sessies, a popular prime-time program that has devoted three entire half-hour episodes to the band.
www.myspace.com /venicecentralspace   (1007 words)

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