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Surrounded by Water

Yehudit

Welcome to the City of Islands, the City of Water — Venice. Join us as we take a tour of the city, not on foot, not on a tour bus, and not by taxi — but by gondola!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Venice

Venice in Northeast Italy is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located on the Adriatic coast, it’s a saltwater lagoon of the Mediterranean, inhabited by almost 300,000 people. What’s unique about it is that it’s built on 118 tiny islands, with strips of ocean in between, so that instead of roads, there’s ocean. These strips of oceans are called “canals.” They are the roads of Venice.

Here, take a look at this street. It looks like a regular street — houses in two straight rows, sidewalks, trees, even lampposts. Except that instead of a street, there’s water, so instead of cars, there are boats! 

 

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