March 25, 421 1597 years ago the founding day of Venice
The famous Venice, a city in the north Italy, according to legend, was founded on this day in the year 421. In any In this case, this is the opinion of the inhabitants of Venice, who annually 25 March solemnly celebrate this date.
Today, Venice is practically the only city that has preserved unchanged its medieval appearance. Historic center of venice located on the 118 islands of the Venice Lagoon, separated by 150 channels and the channels through which about 400 bridges were transferred.
The industrial-port part of Venice is mainland. Here developed shipbuilding and ship repair, nonferrous metallurgy, chemical, oil refining, electrical and light industries. It is also known the production of art glass products (island Murano; museum), lace (island of Burano), mosaics. Venice has university, conservatory, museums (including the Gallery of the Academy arts), theaters. For example, the first publicly accessible opera house (1637–1812), the Fenice Opera House (1792).
Island Venice - seaside resort, center of international tourism of world importance, the venue of international film festivals, art and architectural exhibitions. Intercity transportation carried out on motor ships, gondolas, barges.
There is also a legend telling about the creation of this city. According to this legend, the waters of the lagoon parted, and the world was "a hail of indescribable beauty. " But there is another one that seems more plausible. version. According to her, on this day, the inhabitants of the neighboring shores moved to Islands of the lagoon in the hope of sheltering from foreign invaders.