15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT VENICE
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Hello aluxers, welcome to a new video,
and which we will tell you all about an exclusive destination
which is always being an hot favour among the rich and the famous.
There are thousands of wonderful vacation destinations around the world,
but only a few that are really elite.
One of those extra special locations is the beatiful city of Venice.
It is located in northen Italy,
and is famous because it is the only city that is built on water.
With canals crisscrossing through every part of it,
Venice is an ancient city with an interesting history.
But here are 15 things about Venice, which truely make it a one of the kind city.
If you love art and architecture,
then there is no place better than Venice for your next break.
Venice’s founding referred by many names,
包括“亚得里亚海的女王” “水城” “面具之城”
including “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water” and “City of Maskes”,
just name a few.
1. City of Venice is made of 117 small man-made islands.
All the 117 small islands are connected one to the other
by over 400 incredible bridges,
with canals roughly dividing the city into 6 districts.
Out of them, San Marco is probably the most popular one.
Mostly because it parks the main tour’s attractions.
街道上 奢侈品设计师 纪念品商店 豪华酒店随处可见
Its streets are filled with luxury designer and souvenir shops and luxury hotels.
Talking about hotels, have you seen a video about the most expensive hotels yet?
You can check it out by clicking up at the top right corner.
Those prices are insane.
2. Venice Simplon Orient Express
When thinking about traveling to Venice,
what better way to travel on style and luxury
than to book a journery on the Venice Simplon Orient Express train?
你可以从伦敦出发 经过巴黎 然后到达威尼斯
You can start your journey from London to Paris and travel to Venice.
You can squeeze out for approximately 6,000 dollars for a couple.
Offering delightful vintage cabins,
fine served cuisine, delicions afternoon teas,
and scrumptious four course dinners.
Add to that, lively on board entertainment
would definitely make your journey one of the world’s finest travel experiences.
So now you know how to get to Venice in style.
但是 等等 你知道在整个城市里没有一辆大型汽车吗？
But wait, do you know there are no colossal automobiles in the whole city?
是的 没错 因为整座城市都被水包围了
Yes, that is right. Because the whole city is surrounded with waters.
So you’ll need to ride a gondola to get anywhere in Venice,
which brings us to our next point.
3. Taking a ride in the gondola.
Taking a trip to Venice and failing to ride a gondola
is like going to France and ignoring the Eiffel Tower.
It is interesting to know that there are only 4 gondolier licences giving per year,
and there are only around 400 licenced gondolas in operation.
And if you spend 80 Euros, you can also go on a gondola ride,
just like Selena Gomez on weekend day just a few days ago.
And if you are taking someone special with you, then it is worth noting
that according to Venetian tradition, the couple riding in the gondola
should kiss under each bridge and they will stay in love forever.
4. City of Festival-Carnival of Venice
One of the biggest local celebrations in Venice is the Carnival of Venice which lasts 2 to 3 weeks.
It began in 1094, as a public celebration to honor the days proceeding the land.
These days are carnivals lasting for 10 days still in the pre Easter period.
The special thing about this carnival
is that people wear all sorts of masks and costumes,
and there are a lot of mask parties in different parts of the city.
People see masks as a symbol of the quality and mystery.
They can hide their identities and pretend to be whoever they want.
By the way, if you like to know the price of most expensive Venetian mask,
then keep on watching.
5. The most expensive Venetian mask in the world
costs a whooping 250,000 dollars.
A one of the kind customized made mask
made of a large sunburst headpiece and embelished with crystals,
bead and a regal crown, is for auction,
and all the profits would go to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This mask is hand-painted by three renowned Venetian artists,
and is made of 24 carat gold,
and it has 100 grams of platinum sun pieces and 5×1 carat canadian diamonds.
6. Secret Luxury Spots along the Grand Canal of Venice
The Grand Canal not only connects most of the Venice’s top tourist attractions,
it is one of the its top attractions.
Curving and reverse S through the heart of city,
it is also Venice’s main high street bustling with traffic.
A lot of luxury hotels are located along the Grand Canal.
一些高端酒店 比如希普利亚尼酒店 格瑞提皇宫酒店 达涅利酒店
Some high-end ones being Hotel Cipriani, the Gritti Palace, Danieli,
and the two which are loved by celebriries of the Great Palace and Hotel Aman Canal Grande.
And since Alux also providing the best luxury,
we are going to tell you more about what makes Hotel Aman Canal Grande so special.
7. Hotel Aman Canal Grande
Situated on the Grand Canal is this luxury hotel.
The Clooneys opted to spend their wedding night in the 16th century Grand Canal sight palazzo，
which says it all.
酒店有一个屋顶平台 一个Spa中心 一个健身馆 一间酒吧 一间阅览室
The hotel has a roof terrace, a spa and gym, a bar, a library,
and a dining room serving Thai and Italian cuisines.
Rates start from 1,300 dollars a night.
8. Venice Film Festival
Ever since the Venice film festival, the oldest film festival in the world,
debuted in 1932,
this enchanting city has become a magnet to the entertainment industry.
一线明星们纷纷涌向著名的大运河 在这里拍摄电影 举办婚礼 或是度假
A-listers flock to the famous canals to shot films, get married and vacation here.
9. Venice has the most palaces (plazzai) in one place.
Venice has more than 450 palaces or locally known as plazzai.
And important buildings which were built during the 12th to 18th century,
有着各式各样的建筑风格 包括哥特式 拜占庭式和巴洛克式风格
in a number of architecture styles including gothic, byzantine and baroque.
The best way to see and appreciate all this grand palaces
是乘坐水上巴士或水上的士 从圣马可出发 到达罗马港口
is by taking a vaporetto, a water taxi from San Marco to Port Roma.
10. Most romantic suite in Venice for Valentine’s Day
从伊丽莎白·泰勒 理查德·波顿到安吉丽娜·朱莉和布拉德·皮特 都曾在这里度过情人节
Everyone, from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, have stayed here in the past.
The hotel’s top accommodation literally is the top floor.
Rent and toll to other suite can be booked from about 16,200 per night.
On entering this exclusive suite, you will walk into a living room
adorned with polished eraser floors and fresco walls leading to a cozy bedroom.
Or handwoven rags stretching over parky forest,
and Venetian mirrors cover so good to mask walls.
You can climb the spiral staircase
to which the suites 2,700 square-foot roof top terrace and private swimming pool
with 360 degrees views of city and Grand Canal
and have a Valentines you won’t forget in a long time.
11. Do you know it’s impossible to find an address in Venice?
If you have friends who have already been to Venice,
then they would have certainly told you a story about how they got lost there,
and had a great time finding their way back to their hotel.
This is very common in Venice,
because the houses are numbered according to the districts,
not the streets.
That is confusing even for a postman there.
The easiest way for orientation
is to look for the proximity of someone you meet, shop or famous building.
12. The narrowest street in the world is in Venice.
Venice has many narrow streets.
The narrowest street in Venice is called Calletta or Ramo Varisco.
位于叹息街 靠近Campo San Canciano
And it is located on the Sigh street near Campo San Canciano.
It measures only 53 centimeters wide at chest level.
13. Venice is sinking.
The water levels in Venice are constantly rising due to the global warming.
It’s actually sinking five times faster than we initially thought.
2008年 在一次洪涝中 全城到处都是水
In 2008, during a flood, the water was everywhere.
一些人甚至说 到2030年 威尼斯就会完全消失
Some people are even saying Venice will totally disappear by 2030.
The most experts are already working on the flood plan to reverse this.
14. Casino Di Venezia
Known to be the oldest casino in the world, it has been operating since 1638.
If you want to try your hand and make more money that this casino offers,
separate rooms for French and American games and contains over 600 slot machines.
15. Controversy over Venice theme park plan.
Did you know there is a controversy surrounding a 68 million Euro plan
to build an amusement park in one of the islands in Venice?
And the Italian firm once to build the amusement park
complete it with 160 foot tall ferris wheel,
并在Sac San Diego建造过山车
and a roller coaster on Sac San Diego,
an artificial island made from land field.
The theme park if ever made will be powered with renewable energy
would include giant screens, playgrounds for children and a walking path.
Venice is the most romantic city in the world.
From the delicious Italian food
to ancient buildings surrounded by well manicured gardens,
and canal front resaurants,
you will never want to leave Venice.
Do you think Venice should have its own theme park?
Do you think it would be a good idea
or do you think a modern theme park would not fit the ancient architecture of Venice?
Let us know in the comments.
As special bonus for watching till now,
We can tell you the first female gondolier got her licence in 2010,
ending 900 years of tradition of appointing only male gondoliers.
Although she was still be required to don the traditional white and blue strip shirt,
black trousers and as the gondolier totally requires,
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