venice
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 268 993 (2008)
Metro: 621 406 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Current time:
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 Basilica, Venice
The Basilica di San Marco is the most famous of all churches in Venice. Its opulent architecture is a testimony to the wealth and power of the Venetian republic.
Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
One of Venice's most iconic structures was built in the 17th century in honor of the Virgin Mary after a wave of the plague had killed one third of the city's inhabitants.
Museo Storico Navale, Venice
The country's prime naval museum showcases Venice’s rich maritime history with numerous maritime related objects including artillery, gondolas, vessels and model boats.
Gondola, Venice
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.




© 2014 www.aviewoncities.com