Browse below our collection of photos from around Venezia, Italia (Venice, Italy). We have photos of Carnival, the Bridge of Sighs, The Rialto Bridge, Ponte Rialto, Casanova’s Palazzo, Napolean’s Palazzo, Gondolas, the Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, Saint Mark’s Square, Murano, Burano, the Lido Di Venezia, the Doge’s Palace, the Four Horsemen, and many more sights from around this romantic city.
Venice is a city in northern Italy, the capital of the region Veneto, a population of 271,367 as of January 1, 2004. It is included with Padua in the Padua-Venice combined metropolitan area with a population of 1,600,000. Historically the city was an independent nation. Venice has been known as “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, and “The City of Light”. Luigi Barzini, in The New York Times, described it as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”. And we at ItaloSearch have to agree with him – the city is simply breathtaking.
Venice spans 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers. The population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 62,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), mostly in the large frazione of Mestre and Marghera; and 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon.
The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It was also a staging area during the Crusades and for the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain and spice trade) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. Venice is also famous for its musical, particularly operatic, history, and its most famous musical native is Antonio Vivaldi.
The city is known for its seemingly impossible architecture built on long wooden poles driven into the marshy mud below the surface of the water. Popular destinations are the Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco, and the former residence Palazzo’s of Casanova and Napolean.
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