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Venice 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.
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Venice boasts many beautiful churches; one of them is this brick church, located in Cannaregio. It was erected in the mid 14th century by the Humiliati, a local religious order.
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.
Once an essential means of transportation, the gondolas today are one of Venice's biggest attractions, with many tourists taking a tour along the Canal Grande or one of the smaller canals.
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