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Venice 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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