I will be very personal with this MyTake, as I will post personal pictures, so be adviced that all the pictures you will see Below are either taken by me, or it's actually me on them...
I'd appreciate it very much if you respect my transparency and not missuse my pictures due to copyright but mostly out of respect.
It's easy to find pictures on the internet and just post them here and say " YES ITALY IS THIS AND THAT" But I think it's best if a local directly shows you her perspective through simple pictures taken with a phone.
I made sure to add some facts as you scroll down, make sure to read them and.
Pictures tend to loose quality when oploading on MyTakes so don't blame me.
I hope you can enjoy this short experience about my town.
There are 177 canals in Venice. The S-shaped Grand Canal is the biggest and splits the city in two.
Venice is sinking at the rate of 1-2 millimeters a year.
The population of Venice has decreased from 120,000 to 60,000 in the last 50 years. Some experts believe Venice could be a ghost town by 2030 with only tourists visiting by day.
The first woman in the world that graduated was born in Venice in 1646. This fact makes me so proud. It's also true that many women here care a lot about university and studies in general. I got a bachelor degree in Literature and Foreign languages.
The first public casino in the world was opened in Venice in 1638... TODAY casinos are banned in Italy though LOL
In 1608, the Council of Ten approved wearing masks only during the carnival. Those who broke the law were heavily punished. Punishments ranged from two years in prison to public beating and binding to the pillar of shame.
There are about 350 gondolas and 400 gondolieri in Venice. On average, gondolas are 11 meters (36 feet) long and weigh around 600 kilos (1,322.8 lb)
Houses in Venice are numbered according to districts, not streets, making it difficult to find addresses, even for postmen. The rule of thumb is to look for a monument, shop, or landmark in close proximity. So ye,good luck trying to stalk lol.
Venice is known for its bridges. There are 417 bridges in Venice, and 72 of those are private.
The San Marco bell tower, or campanile, was built in the 12th century and collapsed in 1902. The tower was rebuilt to be exactly the same as the previous one. It is 98.6 metres tall, making it the fifth tallest bell tower in Italy.
Cars are strictly banned in Venice, where there are no roads, just footpaths and canals
As happy as I am to be able to live close to this beautiful and dreamy city, I'm also very devastated about Tourists behaviour. Sadly, our canals get nastier each day, due to the fact that many tourists just simply throw trash there as if it's normal. Oh and we catch them in the act NONSTOP....
And yes I say tourist because none of us locals are trash throwers in general, because ya know, we grew up getting hit my wooden spoons if we didm't keep ourselves, our rooms and our environment clean.
We literally keep the trash in our bags until we find a correct place to throw it away.
So, if you ever happen to visit my Town, i'd appreciate if you respect our already crazy dirty canals by not making it worse lol. Pretty please * puppy eyes*
I must say, I met spectacular Tourists from all around the world, and be sure that if you treat us and the town nicely we will notice, and we will give you a free tour and show you all the hidden spots.
Wishing you all the best