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Daemon
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Venice

The Italian city of Venice spans more than 100 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon of the Adriatic Sea. Separating the islands are about 150 narrow canals crossed by some 400 bridges. The curving Grand Canal is the city's main traffic artery. Now a tourist, commercial, and industrial center, Venice was at its artistic peak during the Renaissance, and it owes its origin to refugees who came to the islands while fleeing Lombard invaders in the 6th century. What are traghetti? More...
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Venice is such a bizarre & surreal place. I'd love to go there!

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The classical Venetian boat is the gondola, (plural: gondole) although it is now mostly used for tourists, or for weddings, funerals, or other ceremonies, or as 'traghetti' (sing.: traghetto=ferry) to cross the Canale Grande in the absence of a nearby bridge.
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Seems like a lot of work, building a city over 118 islands.
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Traghetto



Traghetto (plural: traghetti) means "ferry" in Italian. On Venice's Grand Canal, traghetti are the passenger boats that cross the canal at seven points between the railroad station and St. Mark's Basin.

http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/traghetto.htm
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Traghetti is the only remaining type of gondole still in regular use to ferry people from one piece of land to the other. Shame on you Venice is an example of perversion of human arrogance that exploited and robbed other countries (e.g. Croatia, Slovenia) of an enormous amount of trees and completely render the land barren for the sake of the Venetian Dukal vain glory. Trees are givers of life/oxygen, but the ruthless Venetians plundered for their unnatural schemes.

I visited Venice thirty years ago, and the City canals are highly polluted and dirty.
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Alexander Lo
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Venice is sure a beautiful city to visit, but not to stay there. Too many tourists.
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Venice the hometown of Marco Polo.
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I have always wanted to visit Venice, I think it is a romantic city...
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