Tourism is the chief economic activity of the
islands of Venice. The
spectacle of beautiful buildings reflected in canal waters attracts tourist
from all over the world. Venice is also famous for its exquisite glassware.
Venetian glasses workers are so skilled that they can make glass of any color
are size and blow it into wonderful shapes. Glass articles made in Venice can
be found in the homes of rich and fashionable all over Europe.
It would be a mistake
to imagine that life in Venice is all roses. Venice has its share of problems
too.During winter storms, floods waters
sweep through the islands covering the walkways and damaging buildings.
Constant exposure to water is also weakening the foundations of Venice’s
Sea food is the main
course of a typical Venetian lunch or dinner. Almost all venetians are Roman
Catholics. They have their own festivals that are celebrated with great joy and
enthusiasm. The feast of the redeemer commemorates the end of a plague that
struck Venice in 1575. During this - night festival in July, musicians perform
in illuminated boats along the canals. A ` regatta’ or gondola race is held September.
The beauty of the
city of Venice has been described so often and so vividly hat even a first-time
tourist feels he is visiting a very familiar place. Everything looks exactly as
it should. The water-lapped palaces along the Grand Canal look as perfect as in
a picture. You feel you are in an enchanted world of palaces, gondolas and
clear blue skies, far away from the busy, everyday world you may be so used to.
Time seems to stand still, caught in its serene beauty.