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
Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice
One of the world's most beautiful renaissance churches was built in the 15th century. The church houses several important paintings, including Bellini’s last Madonna with child and saints.
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.
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.
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.

Random Venice Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour, Venice
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$98.82
Hidden Venice Half-Day Walking Tour, Venice
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$32.94



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