venice
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 264 534 (2014)
Metro: 499 966 (2014)
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
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 fa├žade dates from the 15th century.
Bridge of Sighs, Venice
This legendary covered bridge connects the palace of the Doges with the prison cells across the Rio di Palazzo. The bridge is one of the most famous sights in Venice.
Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice
The Church of Saints John and Paul is one of Venice's largest churches. It is often referred to as the Pantheon of Venice for the many notables entombed inside.
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.




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