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
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.
Arsenale, Venice
During its heyday, Venice’s Arsenal was the largest shipyard in the world. It played a crucial role in the city's role as a naval power. An ornate 15th century gate leads to the complex.
Grand Canal, Venice
The Grand Canal is Venice's major water-traffic corridor, sweeping through the city. Lined with majestic buildings, it was once described as 'the most beautiful street in the world'.
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.

Random Venice Tours & Activities
Daily Life in Renaissance Venice, Venice
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$117.60
Venice Lido Bike Tour, Venice
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$44.72



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