Once I was going to spend your holiday in Sicily. But then she changed her mind and decided that we should at least once to look at the famous Venice. Upon his return, and change the choice does not regret. So, first things first: The city on the water. The fact that Venice is like a Saint-Petersburg e is true, but not so much, yet is far richer than Venice canals, than the good old Peter.
But the water is poor, unfortunately, in some places (as long as riding in a gondola) frankly smelled of sewage, and water can not be called pure. However, this is normal, the water-almost motionless, although in theory should vary sea-g. And of course, water – salt – drink it unnecessarily desire does not arise (a looking it is no desire at all:)). When I was stood duhoten terrible, so the need doused with cool water of a very urgent. But no fountains or sources, in contrast to all other tourist centers, where I go around was not observed.
Only after careful study area have found two freshwater source: the Church of St. Zacharias and Santa Maria della Formosa. And in Venice is the only form of transport- river! Not very convenient, but brutally romantic! All other funds are absolutely useless: on the Venetian streets do not pass on any that I know of means of transport. Even the bike there unnecessarily, since almost all the bridges in Venice 'hooked' and comfortable for pedestrians equipped with stairs. So especially on a bike, then do not overclock. The fact that Venice goes under the water and slowly breaks down, they know everything. However, until you come directly on the site, do not realize the extent of destruction. It is a pity's incredible! The city actually has its own aura, and somehow magically pull-charm. And in Venice, almost no one lives. Remained a handful of fanatics and hometown patriots who are willing to tolerate enormous inconvenience for the sake of worldly harmony of water and stone. A poor man repaired to the apartment twice a year, because because of the wild humidity climbed all the plaster and cracks.