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 Ca' d'Oro Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is a palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, northern Italy. One of the older palazzi, it has always been known as Ca' d'Oro (golden house) due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls. The Palazzo was built between 1421 and... Ca' d'Oro - photo
markerB Lido di Venezia The Lido — or Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia) — is an 12 km long sandbar located in Venice, northern Italy, home to about 20,000 residents. The Venice Film Festival takes place at the Lido every September. The island is home to three C. The Lido itself, in the north, is home to the Film Festival, the... Lido di Venezia - photo
markerC Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti is a palace in Venice, Italy, not far from the Ponte dell'Accademia and next to the Palazzo Barbaro on the Grand Canal of Venice. Since 1999 it has been the seat of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti and frequently houses cultural events. The palace was erecte... Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti - photo
markerD Ca' Rezzonico Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Today it is a public museum dedicated to 18th century Venice and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Ca' Rezzonico stands on the right bank of the canal, at the point where it is joined by the Rio di... Ca' Rezzonico - photo
markerE Loggetta Loggetta is a small building adjacent to St Mark's Campanile in Venice, Italy. It was built by Jacopo Sansovino and completed in 1549. It was rebuilt in 1912 after it had been destroyed by the fall of the campanile. Originally, it was a shelter to the guardians of the Doge's Palace. There are 3 ar... Loggetta  - photo
markerF Punta della Dogana The Punta della Dogana (roughly meaning: customs point; also Punta della Salute or Punta da Màr) is a thin triangular area in Venice dividing the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal and overlooking the San Marco Basin. The area is home to three important architectural complexes: the Basilica of Sant... Punta della Dogana - photo
markerG 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
markerH Zecca of Venice The Palazzo della Zecca is a 16th century building in Venice which once housed the official mint and offices responsible for coining money. This building, rustic and robust in its external surface, stands in stark contrast to the elegantly decorated Biblioteca Marciana next door. Both buildings wer... Zecca of Venice - 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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