Unlike most cities all over the world, Venice only has one street (Strada in Italian): the so called “Strada Nuova” in the Cannaregio district. It was once a channel and was transformed into a road in the 19th century by filling it with earth. Its length and width are something exceptional in Venice. Continue reading “Alleys of Venice: ancient stories and professions and background for photo shootings”
As a matter of fact Venice is made up of islands and bridges: about 435 bridges link 121 islands.
The first bridge you meet while approaching Venice is the so called “Ponte della libertà (Freedome Bridge)” linking Venice to the mainland and the city of Mestre. It hosts the railway lines and a motorway. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the “top” ones”
There are at least 600 wells in Venice: most of them can be seen in the middle of the squares while others are inside courtyards or gardens. The former were mostly public wells (even if they were often built thanks to the ‘sponsorship’ of rich families), the latter were private ones.