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Venice is located in northeast Italy the Adriatic, and is the capital of the Veneto region.The city has about 270,000 inhabitants (2011). Venice is situated on 118 islands in the Laguna Veneta (Venice Lagoon), and the city is very famous for its canals, gondolas, its architecture and its history.
Venice has over 40 miles of canals, and the most famous is the “Canal Grande”. The city has more than 400 bridges that bind the city together, and a large portion of both passenger and cargo is transported on the canals.
Venice is a popular tourist destination and an estimated 15 million visit the city annually. Tourism is also the main source of income.
Old City of Venice gjennomkrysses of channels, and there are many stately palaces, churches and narrow streets. Doge’s Palace – “Palazzo Ducale” – from the 1100’s is one of them, and this was formerly a government building and courtroom.
St. Mark’s Square – “Piazza San Marco” is a popular meeting place for tourists in Venice. Square is 175 meters long and 82 meters wide, and is surrounded by office buildings from 1400 to 1700’s. There is also Mark’s Basilica “Basilica San Marco” from 1063, with its 99 meter high bell tower, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Otherwise, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge from 1597 from the late 1500’s popular attractions.
Venice hosts a variety of annual arts, music and theatre activities.
The nearest airport is Marco Polo International Airport, located 20 miles north of downtown.