venice
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 268 993 (2008)
Metro: 621 406 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
Squero di San Trovaso, Venice
This small boatyard, established in the 17th century, is the oldest of just a handful sites where workers still make and repair Venice's famous gondolas.
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.
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.
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.




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