Ciao! Buon giorno. And welcome to Venice. This city, snuggly situated at the northern tip of Italy, is a place of vibrant colors, rich history, and 1 Venice is called the City of Water because of the web of canals that weave throughout the city. Visitors and Venetians 2 travel by foot, boat, or gondola. The slender black boats bounce in the water. Gondoliers in striped shirts and black 3 on their watercrafts, beckoning tourists to take a relaxing ride.
4 The steady strokes of the gondolier’s paddle 5 the boat under bridges and through alleyways. 6 the canals feed into the Grand Canal, the city’s main “highway.” Speedboats skid by, threatening to overturn the delicate gondolas. But the gondoliers must steer through the Grand Canal’s 7 waters to give their passengers a glimpse of the famous Rialto Bridge.
8 the streets of Venice is a 9 experience. Even with the help of a map and a working knowledge of Italian, one can easily get lost. The alleys are long and winding. Buildings, several stories high, are like towering walls closing in on either side of the street. Before long, the traveler is hopelessly 10 But hope remains.
By following the signs labeled “Per San Marco” (to San Marco), however, visitors are miraculously directed to one of the city’s most prominent attractions. Suddenly, upon entering the square, 11
Unlike the tightly packed streets, 12 The sun shines brightly on the groups of tourists, who move in clusters toward St. Mark’s Cathedral or the Doge’s Palace, 13 Vendors solicit sightseers with trinkets, while flocks of pigeons gather around visitors.
 The tourists have returned to their hotels, the shops have closed, and the Square has come alive with lights. Strings of lights outline the tops of the surrounding stores. The domes of the beautiful churches glow, spotlighting 15 majesty. Outdoor cafés line the sides of the Square. Diners converse while classical musicians play softly in the background. The cheerful sounds of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” drifts through the night air. There truly is no place like Venice.
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