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
Arsenale, Venice
During its heyday, Venice’s Arsenal was the largest shipyard in the world. It played a crucial role in the city's role as a naval power. An ornate 15th century gate leads to the complex.
Riva Degli Schiavone, Venice
Venice’s most vibrant waterfront promenade is often swarmed with tourists. The promenade, which leads from the Doge's Palace to the Arsenal, is lined with historic buildings.
Ca' d'Oro, Venice
Venice's Grand Canal is lined with magnificent buildings. The 15th century Palazzo Santa Sofia or Ca' d'Oro (House of Gold) is one of the most beautiful among them.
Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice
The Scuola was built in the 13th century as one of six confraternities in Venice. In the early 19th century it was converted into a hospital. The magnificent façade dates from the 15th century.

Random Venice Tours & Activities
Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$47.90
Dolomite Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Venice, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$184.78



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