Venice is inimitable and unique.
Venice's appearance is so particular and so different that a photograph of Venice could never be mistaken for any other city. Its form, its physical structure developed over centuries in a continuons transformation. Today, we can still admire monuments, palazzi and houses that may sometimes be more than a thousand years old and still in use despite their age.
Venice was born on the water rather than on solid ground. The waterways of Venice are an essential part of the city's network and the backbone of the navigational system. The small ones are called rii, the larger ones canali.
In Venice "calle" means street. The city is an incredible narrow street labyrinth so that it is easy to get lost in such a tangle of alleys. Take your time and discover each of these facades that reflect the incredible past of a city that was once a great metropolis exercising a highly important and far reaching economic, military and diplomatic role.