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Passports are required by all visitors to Italy, except for
citizens of the following countries, who may enter Italy with a
National Identity Card: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and
Switzerland. No visas are required for stays of less than 90
When in Venice, Do Not
- lie down in public places
- sit or linger on the street to eat picniiic lunches
- swim in the canals or in the St. Mark's bay
- ride bicycles or other vehicles in the ccity
- perform unsafe or bothersome activities<
- undress in public places
- walk about the city shirtless or in bathhing suits.
Offenders will be fined 50 Euros.
Italy's climate is one of the most hospitable in the world, with a
general pattern of warm, dry summers and mild winters. There are,
however, marked regional variations, ranging from the more
temperate northern part of the country to the firmly Mediterranean
south. Summers are hot and dry along the coastal areas, especially
as you move south, cool in the major mountain areas - the Alps and
Apennines. Winters are mild in the south of the country, Rome and
below, but in the north they can be at least as cold as anywhere in
the northern hemisphere, sometimes worse, especially across the
plains of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, which can be very
inhospitable indeed in January.
Founded fifteen hundred years ago on a cluster of mudflats in the centre of the lagoon, Venice rose to become Europe's main trading post between the West and the East, and at its height controlled an empire that spread north to the Dolomites and over the sea as far as Cyprus. As its wealth increased and its population grew, the fabric of the city grew ever more dense. Very few parts of the hundred or so islets that compose the historic centre are not built up, and very few of its closely knit streets bear no sign of the city's long lineage. Even in the most insignificant alleyway you might find fragments of a medieval building embedded in the wall of a house like fossil remains lodged in a cliff face.
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