Saint-Petersburg is called “the North Venice „
Saint-Petersburg is called “the North Venice “ thanks to the numerous rivers and canals. The total length of all rivers and canals of St. Petersburg is 282 km. 7% of the total area of St. Petersburg is their water.
By the end of the 19th century in the Delta of the Neva river there were about 48 of rivers and canals, forming 101 islands. As time went on, the city was built, and many ponds, losing its original meaning, was clogged and was filled in. Therefore, in the 20th century as a result of backfilling of canals, channels and the sleeves number of Islands decreased to 42.
Boat trips on the St. Petersburg
The main river St.-Petersburg is Neva! That is why St. Petersburg is called -„the city on the Neva“. Although the length of the Neva is 74 km, it flows through the territory slightly smaller than the territory of Italy.
The Neva Delta comprises Ladoga and lake Onega, lake Saimaa and Ilmen and the Volkhov river, Vuoksi and the Svir river. The Neva river carries more water than the don and the Dnieper together.
Walk along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg are very popular with both tourists and locals.
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We will organize a river trip in St. Petersburg, to fit any budget!