Venice - information about the city

Venice ( Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja], Venetian: Venexia [veˈnɛsja] ) is a city in northeast Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It 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; around 60,000 in the historic city of Venice ( Centro storico ); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland ), mostly in the large frazioni of Mestre and Marghera; 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) (population 1,600,000).

Venice - tourist attractions

markerA Frari The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called the Frari, is a church in Venice, northern Italy. One of the greatest churches in the city, it has the status of a minor basilica. It stands on the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district. The church is dedicated to th... Frari - photo
markerB La Fenice Gran Teatro La Fenice ("The Phoenix ") is an opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of the most famous theatres in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres. Its name reflects its role in permitting an opera company to "rise from the ashes" despite losing the use of two theatres (to fire a... La Fenice - photo
markerC Spanish Synagogue in Venice The Spanish Synagogue (Schola Spagnola) is one of the two functioning synagogues in the Venetian Ghetto of Venice, northern Italy. It is open for services from Passover until the end of the High Holiday season. The Spanish Synagogue was founded by Jews expelled from the Iberian peninsula in the 149... Spanish Synagogue in Venice - photo
markerD Italian Synagogue in Venice The Italian Synagogue (Scuola Italiana) is one of five synagogues in the Venetian Ghetto of Venice. The Italian Synagogue was built in 1575 to serve the needs of the Italian Jews, the poorest group living in the Venetian Ghetto. As such, it is the smallest, and the most simple of the five synagogue... Italian Synagogue in Venice - photo
markerE The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore (Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore) is a 16th century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical renaissance style and its brilli... The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore - photo
markerF The Piazzetta di San Marco The Piazzetta di San Marco is (strictly speaking) not part of the Piazza but an adjoining open space connecting the south side of the Piazza to the waterway of the lagoon. The Piazzetta lies between the Doge's Palace on the east and Jacopo Sansovino's Libreria which holds the Biblioteca Marciana on ... The Piazzetta di San Marco - photo
markerG Rialto Bridge The Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal and it had been the only one up to 1854 when the Ponte dell'Accademia was built. Ponte dell'Accademia was the dividing line for the districts of San Marc... Rialto Bridge - photo
markerH Ponte dell'Accademia The Ponte dell'Accademia is one of only four bridges in Venice, Italy, to span the Grand Canal. It crosses near the southern end of the canal, and is named for the nearby Gallerie dell'Accademia. The bridge links the sestieri of Dorsoduro and San Marco. Lovers attach padlocks ("love locks") to the ... Ponte dell'Accademia - photo
markerI Gallerie dell'Accademia The Gallerie dell'Accademia is a museum of pre-19th century art in Venice, northern Italy. Situated on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the sestiere of Dorsoduro, it gives its name to one of the bridges across the canal, the Ponte dell'Accademia, and to the boat landing station for the vapo... Gallerie dell'Accademia - photo
markerJ Constitution Bridge in Venice The Constitution Bridge (Ponte della Costituzione) is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, and was moved into place in 2007 (connecting Stazione di Santa Lucia to Piazzale Roma), amid protest by politicians and the general public. The bridge... Constitution Bridge in Venice - photo

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Relevant data

Geographical coordinates: 45.4386, 12.3267
Approximate population: 270,660

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