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Things to see at Venezia:
A bucket list of the top sights at Venezia, ordered by popularity.
1. Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
2. Ponte degli Scalzi
3. Calatrava
4. Campo San Polo
5. Scuola Grande di San Rocco
6. Campo di Ghetto Nuovo
7. Santa Croce
8. Vaporetto
9. San Simeone Piccolo
10. Teatro Italia
11. Velence
12. Streets of Venice
13. Santa Maria di Nazareth
14. Piazzale Roma
15. Campo dei Frari
16. San Stae
17. Ponte della Costituzione
18. Palazzo Labia
19. Campo San Toma
20. Fondaco dei Turchi
21. Canale di Cannaregio
22. Grand Canal from Scalzi bridge
23. Ferrovia
24. Ponte delle Guglie
25. Rio del Malcanton
26. Venetia
27. Hotel Principe
28. Rio dei Tolentini
29. Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
30. Rio dei Frari
31. San Pantalon
32. Rio Marin
33. Fondamenta di Cannaregio
34. Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio
35. Church of the Scalzi
36. Rio Tera
37. Campo San Boldo

Venice (English /ˈvɛnɪs/ VEN-iss; Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja]) is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. In 2009, there were 270,098 people residing in Venice's comune (the population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; of whom around 60,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the mainland), mostly in the large frazioni (roughly equivalent to "parishes" or "wards" in other countries) of Mestre and Marghera; and 31,000 on other islands in the lagoon). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2,600,000. PATREVE is only a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.

The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals".

The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was annexed by the Austrian Empire, until it became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, following a referendum held as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.

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Oldest photo 03/25/2003
Newest photo 01/26/2016
Alternative titles "Venedig"
"Venezia 1"
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