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Subject: Canals of Venice 13/11/2010, 8:56 pm
The beautiful Venice is surrounded by water all over and is locatedon the north of Italy. The capital of Venice is Veneto. It is commonlyknown as the city of lovers, water and also the city of bridges. It isspread over 118 Islands, not very big in size. Venice is very famous inthe worlds because of its canals. The city has in total 150 canals andthe most important canal in Venice is called the Grand Canal. It isresponsible for managing the traffic in water by corridor management.Instead of visiting any place by transportation means of roads or air,it is very common to find water buses and water taxi. It seems that thepeople here live in a different land and world altogether. During the day time, the city is very much crowded with visitors allacross the world trying to experience love and romance in the city.Narrow yet beautiful canals, bridges streets give a very different feelof the place. Anyone who visits this place immediately falls in lovewith it. The nights on the other hand are quiet and peaceful.Motor boats are not allowed to travel in small canals that arenarrow, windy and lead to the old city. The city has almost 400 bridgesand the Grand Canal cuts the city equally into two proportionate halvesfrom the north to the south. The total length of the Grand Canal isthree kilometers. One of the constant threat that the city isexperiencing is the air, wind and water pollution over and above thenatural disaster like the flood and weakening infrastructure of thebuilding.