Showing posts with label venice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label venice. Show all posts

Friday, May 11, 2018

Places to Visit Before They Disappear

Earth is a home to incredibly beautiful natural sites. Because of climatic changes and human carelessness some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 yrs or even sooner, whether it’s the rising sea levels, torrential monsoons or melting glaciers, climatic change is rapidly altering the landscape of out planet. Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights are threatened by encroaching development and climatic changes. Man could disappear in our life time.

Here are few of the world’s most scenic places that could disappear in the next few decades.

MALDIVES: A vanishing paradise is known for its ultimate honeymoon destination. The Maldives is expected to be swallowed by the ocean in the future. 1190 tiny islands and atolls in the Maldives is the lowest lying country in the world making it particularly susceptible to a rise in the sea level. Most of the country roughly is 4 feet above sea level and many inhabitants live along the coast. Some of the coral island with their stunning white sand beaches is just 5.9 feet above sea level creating a threat from global warming. If at all the sea level continues to rise, the Republic of Maldives will be the first nation to disappear into the ocean.

European Alps: it took a long time for the earth to create the Alps. This is the best place to ski because of the high peaks and endless runs of the European Alps. The dream of skiing on the alpine snow is going to decrease slowly. Why not visit the Alps and hop on the Gondola sooner rather than later, because the Alps are at a lower altitude than many other mountain ranges. They are more prone to global warming and temperature are increasing at more than twice the global average, some prediction are that the glaciers will only last until 2050 before they disappear.

Venice Italy: the Italian city is considered as one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is also known as city of canals. With increasing severe floods each year could leave Venice uninhabitable by this century end. The 118 small islands that make up the city of Venice shave been sinking for centuries. , The rising sea levels have caused many to wonder how long the floating city will stay afloat. In the next 20 yrs from now there won’t be any gondola rides, no more cozying up in the water canal, no more romantic evenings in the water. The loss to the romantic world will be irreplaceable.

Fiji Island: the surging tides have already forced some villagers to move away from their homes in Fiji. It is a collection of 800 or so volcanic and coral islands. There is one village called Vunidogoloa, where it had to be moved a mile up onto a hill after it started sinking into the Pacific. Villages such as Nukui and Vunisavi are also under the threat of disappearing.

Republic of Kiribati: Kiribati is a nature lover’s paradise. Villagers in the small town of Tebunginako are ready to relocate after rising sea swallowed their home. Kiribati which is between Hawaii and Australia has already seen most of its population move to the island of Tarawa due to the land disappearing into the sea.

The Seychelles: it is a popular destination especially for honeymooners or paradise seekers. Areas that are covered with trees are now beaches, the trees toppled by the ever advancing waves. Local are noticing their beaches shrinking, tourist cramming in to smaller and smaller areas as the land continues to disappear the approaching water. The islands of the Seychelles are slowly vanishing because of the erosion of the beach. They’re in danger if they are completely found disappearing in the next 50 to 100 years. It is just matter of time before the beautiful Seychelles Islands are gone.

The Great Wall of China: it is the largest man made structure in the world. The Great Wall of China has survived for over 2000 years. Over farming and air pollution are the main reasons for turning the heritage site into just dilapidated ruins. Nearly two third of the wall has been damaged. The wall could be reduced to ruins by erosion in a little as 20 years.
Do visit these amazing places before they vanish.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Venice – A Sanctuary on a Lagoon

Photo: Alamy
Venice is one of the most beautiful and interesting place in the world. It is a small city, with every corner having monuments, Church or museum which contains history, a tale or tradition besides the daily events they offer to citizens as well as tourists.

It is a sanctuary on a lagoon which is the same as it was six hundred years ago adding to the splendour and beauty of this amazing destination. It is filled with a romantic charm drawing many tourists to this awesome destination. Venice is a city in north-eastern Italy located on a group of 118 small islands which are separated by canals and connected by bridges.

It is placed in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches in line with the shore between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. It is known for the beauty of its setting, its artworks and architecture and has been listed as a World Heritage Site with its lagoon.

A reader has described Venice as a beautiful and intriguing place where every view seems like a painting and has an unbelievable atmosphere. It is a paradise for shopping and fashion and seems like a city apart from this world. One can have a perfect experience on waking up in the morning with an espresso on a narrow street and enjoy in the gondola in the evening.

Venice, Europe’s Romantic Cities

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. The name was derived from the ancient Veneti people who had inhabited the region in the 10th century BC and the city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been described as one of Europe’s most romantic cities by the Times Online.

 Venice is also known as the La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City and the City of Canals. According to Luigi Barzini’s description in The New York Times, it is the most beautiful city built by man.

Vaporetti, Best Option to Move around

Since Venice is placed on a lagoon, the water plays a very important part in transportation and from whichever way one arrives, the last leg of the journey is done on foot from the nearest waterbus or water taxi jetty. It is the world’s only pedestrian city and easily walk able. The absence of cars gives one a pleasant experience while moving around this city.

 The Rialtine Island which is the main attraction of Venice is small enough to walk around and explore from one end to the other in an hours’ time. If one needs to get around more quickly, the vaporetti, water buses or water taxis can be availed which are generally the best option to move around the city and also the cheapest mode of transport while exploring Venice.

The gondola ride can enhance the experience with a romantic ride along the canal though they tend to exist for a scenic purpose instead of taking people from one point to another. One can undertake their Vacation Travel at this amazing destination and experience the beauty of this age old city.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ancona, Pisa, Florence, Venice - A Tour of Italy

Ancona is probably not the first port of call for travelers to Italy, but definitely worth a visit. The port city presents a bit different from the major tourist magnets and is wonderful as a starting point for further travel through the north of Italy.

Armed with a variety of guidebooks, sturdy shoes and even better friends, I went some years ago on a similar tour. Ancona forms for such an unusual exercise, but just so interesting start. Here the locals still have not completely set on tourism. While in Rome is conveniently situated right in different languages, you come here often, even with English not well. The sparse existing signs and street signs are like attached to hard-to-points, and so gets even the search for the accommodation to the adventure, especially when one has to be a backpacker place in a large hotel accommodated in a small inn or a secluded hostel.

Ancona, Pisa, Florence, Venice - Italy begin the round trip can

The port city of Ancona on Italy's Adriatic coast has to offer very good stuff. The ride on a public bus to some remote sandy beach becomes a nerve-racking adventure, if the already narrow road to the left of a steep slope and limited the right of the mountain massif and the driver is not even in the tightest corners of the pace will slow down. And if you tried to reach from the port to on foot the higher cathedral, while outside the car tunnel, the path next to the busy express lanes straight times half a meter wide, can not detect a different approach, one developed at the sight of finally reached a church building probably rarely felt relief. Note: the next visit to Ancona better place by car and a comprehensive dictionary instead.

However, we had decided on a train. And just such a vehicle, it went after three days in Ancona in the morning to Pisa. The small city with its world famous leaning tower offers first then a wonderful opportunity to rest. With a delicious Italian ice cream in the waffle, it can be in the Piazza relax first class. Next to the tower and the cathedral and the baptistry located here are real little highlights of architecture lovers. Apart from a dreamy streets which are perfect for strolling, Pisa holds at least for the more adventurous visitors but not too much more ready. So after a day trip has been on the evening drive to Florence.

In Florence, the art-interested people will be entirely at his expense. In particular, the Uffizi Gallery and other art galleries are worth their collection of works from painting and sculpture, a detailed visit. The world-famous statue of David by Michelangelo is kept here. Wen discourage the long lines at the museums, however, can at least look at a very close copy of the established popular sculpture. Santa Maria del Fiore, the magnificent central dome, then you should visit but themselves. Who has sufficient condition should be a climb to the lookout tower and the view of the city can not escape.

The end of our trip was Venice. A visit to the famous Piazza San Marco can not be absent, of course. Midst of the infamous pigeon flock here you can marvel at the St. Mark's Church and the other surrounding buildings and then go on a discovery tour through the city. The world-famous carnival masks can be found here in every small shop and the street vendors, who were posted everywhere in the city. A gondola ride, and countless by strolling through the city crossing bridges later turns slowly a recurring sense of deja vu, and so tends to be also the Venice visit to a close. Approved it for dinner one last authentic Italian pizza, you can finally satisfied and share rich, and to many impressions in the night train back home.