Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
City: 264 534 (2014)
Metro: 499 966 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
Zattere, Venice
Zattere is a long waterfront promenade in Dorsoduro, one of Venice's districts. Spacious and less hectic than San Polo and San Marco, it is the perfect place for a quiet stroll or a meal along the water.
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.
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.
Doge's Palace, Venice
This Palace in Venetian Gothic style was the center of power in Venice. From here the Doge and the government of Venice ruled over the Venetian Republic.

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