Streets

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This article contains information about all of the streets in Venice.

Streets
Venice Street Scene.JPG
A typical venetian Street
Number 2650
Total Length 157 km
Total Area 1.14 km^2
Longest Viale IV Novembre
Widest Riva Ca' di Dio




The historical center of Venice contains 2,650 named streets, stretching a total of 157 Km. The Venetian streets are unique to the city because of their historic Paving Stones and the elaborate methods of maintaining and laying down the various Paving Patterns seen around the city.

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History

Venice was built unlike any other Italian town. The formation of streets in Venice was not a planned process,as buildings were constructed the area in between them became streets. All of these original streets were dirt pathways with the exception of a few main streets which were paved with brick. Paved streets are referred to as Salizada. In present day Venice there are no more dirt streets. Most streets are paved with quarried Trachyte stones (Masegno). Only 2% of Street Pavement in Venice is still made of Brick. The streets in Venice are oddly shaped and bordered by either towering buildings or canals, which make the streets difficult to navigate, giving rise to the nickname "the tourist maze"[1].


Map

Link [1] to the original GIS map file.

See Also

References

  1. Davis, Robert. Venice, The Tourist Maze. Los Angeles, CA: University of Californis Press, 2004.

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