Venice is divided in six boroughs called
“sestieri” they are Dorsoduro, Santa Croce,
San Polo, SanMarco, Cannareggio, and Castello, spread on
118 very small islands, connected by 354 bridges canals
and small stream.
St.Mark square, can be considered the “Centre in
the Center” defining it The Square, for antonomasia,
the others are small squares where little streets converge,
In it, famous buildings as,the the Basilica and the tower
of St. Mark, the Palace of the Doges of Venice, one more
icon of the city is “Rialto’s bridge”
where small shops on it, offer occasion to buy souvenirs.
l’Arsenale, the Church of St. Maria della salute,
the Basilica of the Glorius Mary’s of the Frari, the
Sinagogues on the Ghetto.
The transient phenomenom of high-tide is frequent in the
Fall season, flooding squares and streets, making difficoltous
to go around, but Venetians promptly organize foot-bridges
making walking easer.
To measure high-tide, electronic instruments are based,
on the level the tide reaches in height, St. Maria della
salute, and other strategic points in the City. This system
advises people of the incoming high-tide with electric sirens.
In this guide we could not forget the Canals:
the two most important are, the Canal Grande and the Canale
della Giudecca. The first cuts the city in half, tracing
an S like percours, the second splits the historical center
from the Giudecca island .
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