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
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.
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.
Ca' d'Oro, Venice
Venice's Grand Canal is lined with magnificent buildings. The 15th century Palazzo Santa Sofia or Ca' d'Oro (House of Gold) is one of the most beautiful among them.
Vaporetto, Venice
Gondolas are not the only way to get around in Venice; the city's most popular transportation system is the Vaporetto or water bus which offers an affordable and convenient way to travel around the city.

Random Venice Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 35 minutes
From USD
$110.07
Dolomite Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Venice, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$185.75
Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$67.42



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