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 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
markerB 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
markerC Palazzo Querini Stampalia Palazzo Querini Stampalia is a palace in Venice, Italy. It is located in Castello district, on the left bank of the Grand Canal. The palace overlooks the river of Santa Maria Formosa. Built in the 16th century, it is a typical example of the Italian Cinquecento architecture. From the very beginning... Palazzo Querini Stampalia - photo
markerD Palazzo Venier dei Leoni Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - a palace in Venice, Italy, designed by Lorenzo Boschetti. Its construction was started by the Venier family in 1794, but because of their financial problems it has never been finished. The name of the building derives not only from the family name but also from lion stone... Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - photo
markerE Ca' Pesaro The Ca' Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace facing the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy. Originally designed by Baldassarre Longhena in mid-17th century, the construction was completed by Gian Antonio Gaspari in 1710. As at his Ca' Rezzonico, a double order of colossal columns and colonnettes flanking arc... Ca' Pesaro - photo
markerF 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
markerG 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
markerH 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
markerI 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
markerJ 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

Who visits

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21.08.2013 - 22.08.2013

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We are going to visit Venice. Any tip for our travel? Thanxxx

Relevant data

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

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