venice
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 268 993 (2008)
Metro: 621 406 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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Venice
closeVenice is one of a very small list of cities that are truly unique. Once the center of a powerful maritime empire, Venice is a city dotted with magnificent palaces and churches. Mostly devoid of cars and modern buildings, time seems to have stood still here.
Venice is located in the middle of a lagoon and the city is dissected by about 150 channels. The city's architecture is also unique, a mixture of Gothic and Byzantine styles.
Random Venice Highlights
St. Mark's Square, Venice
Possibly the world's most famous square, the Piazza di San Marco is surrounded by magnificent historic buildings that are a testament to the power and wealth of the Venetian Empire.
St. Mark's Campanile, Venice
The Campanile di San Marco - Venice's tallest bell tower - is one of the city's most recognizable buildings. The 16th century tower collapsed in 1902 but was rebuilt 10 years later.
San Zaccaria, Venice
One of the world's most beautiful renaissance churches was built in the 15th century. The church houses several important paintings, including Bellini’s last Madonna with child and saints.
Teatro La Fenice, Venice
La Fenice (The Phoenix) is of the best-known opera houses in Europe. The theater building was destroyed by arson but rebuilt to its original 18th century glory in 2003.




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