The eternally romantic city of Venice was founded in 421 AD. Originally a clan of Celtic people- the Veneti lived in the region who had been Roman citizens since 49 BC. They had to face initial threats from the Hun invaders and the Lombards who had literally forced them to flee to the islands on the present day Venetian lagoons. Later, the invaders retreated and the Veneti swelled in population. Venice was then ruled by the Byzantine Empire before gaining independence in 726 AD. In the Medieval Era, the city flourished as a trading center and a port. The growth continued despite several attacks and natural disasters like floods over the years and eventually it recovered from all setbacks.
Today, tourism is the main economy driver of Venice and is slated to flourish in the years to come. Tourists who come to the city are flooded with plenty of accommodation options. There are luxury hotels in Venice alongside some really good budget hotels in Venice. They all offer excellent facilities to tourists traveling on various budgets.
Languages Spoken: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German are the main languages spoken here.
Nearest Airports: Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport, Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, Verona Villafranca Airport, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Forlì Airport.
Best Time to Visit: September - November.
Emergency Contact Number: 112.