• Ciao is a common greeting in Venetian. We present to you some interesting information about Venice.

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    Venetian or Venetan, is a Romance language spoken as a native language by Venetians, almost four million people in the northeast of Italy, mostly in the Veneto region of Italy, where most of the five million inhabitants can understand it, centered in and around Venice, which carries the prestige dialect.

    Let us share some awe-inspiring facts about the Venetian language and Venice,

    the Venetian language enjoyed considerable prestige when Venice was an independent republic. However, literary Venetian lost out to the Tuscan dialect, which eventually became the national language of Italy.

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    Once you reach the city center, you won’t spot any cars: boats essentially take the place of cars in central Venice, and canals take the place of roads. It’s because the city rests on 118 islands, separated by 150 canals.

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    Venice is known for its lace and glass. Venice’s most famous hand-crafted lace comes from the outlying island of Burano, while the best of its iconic glass is made on the outlying island of Murano.

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    Venetian masks are intertwined with the culture of the city itself, once these were used as part of daily life to conceal the wearer’s identity during less-than-savory activities. Currently, they’re mostly associated with the Venetian Carnival, but masks have a more than 1000-year-old history in the city.

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    With its unique lagoon location and proximity to the island gardens of Sant’Erasmo, genuine Venetian cuisine consists of some truly flavorful and refined dishes relying heavily on fish and vegetables. Some of the popular dishes in Venice are Sarde in saor, a sweet-sour dish; Baccala mantecato, creamed dried cod; Risotto al nero di sepia, a seafood-based risotto; Risi e bisi, Venetian-style rice and peas; Bigoli in salsa, starter dish of Venice; Fegato alla veneziana, the main course made with calf liver and stewed onions; Mołéche, springtime delicacy; Baicoli, Fritole, sweet pastry fritters.

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    The best way to explore Venice is to simply get lost for a few hours wandering through its enchanting places. But to make it simpler we have shortlisted some of the iconic tourist hotspots like St. Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale and Bridge of Sighs, Canale Grande, Ponte di Rialto and San Polo, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Ca' d'Oro, Glass Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Palazzo Rezzonico, Torcello Island, Alberoni Beach, Ca' Pesaro and Galleria d'Arte Moderna, The Arsenal and the Museum of Naval History.

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    The festivals of Venice are the perfect gateway to get familiar with its rich culture. You can experience the absolute bliss of vibrant celebrations with these following festivals La Sensa, Carnevale, Regata Storica, Su e Zo per I Pont, The Vogalonga, Art Night Venezia, Veneto Jazz.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Venice, let us all know!

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  • @agentcarter the name of the boat shown in the picture is Gondola...amazing information!