venice
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 268 993 (2008)
Metro: 621 406 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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
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.
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.
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.
St. Mark's Square, Venice
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.

Random Venice Tours & Activities
Venice Ghost Walking Tour, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$31.61
Venice Shore Excursion: Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$44.26
Hidden Canals of Venice Night Cruise by Venetian Boat, Venice
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$75.61



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