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
St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
The Basilica di San Marco is the most famous of all churches in Venice. Its opulent architecture is a testimony to the wealth and power of the Venetian republic.
Riva Degli Schiavone, Venice
Venice’s most vibrant waterfront promenade is often swarmed with tourists. The promenade, which leads from the Doge's Palace to the Arsenal, is lined with historic buildings.
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 façade dates from the 15th century.
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.

Random Venice Tours & Activities
Dolomite Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Venice, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$175.75
Skip the Line: St Mark's Square Highlights Tour, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$22.13



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