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What are facts about Venice Italy?

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September 13, 2011 7:11PM

Venice has 160 canals connected by 409 bridges It is built on wood poles from Cadore forests, in the Alps.

You can take waterbuses (vaporetti) and water taxis (gondolas) to explore the beautiful lagoons.

Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Venetian island, Torcello was once the center of Venice. Today its almost abandoned. Aqua Alta (high water) is a common phenomenon in Venice.

gondolas must be painted black because of a sumptuary law passed by the venetian government