Venice with its historic attractions and gorgeous canals is one of Italy’s most famous attractions.
Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape.
During centuries of feudalism and barbarism, Venice symbolised democracy and civilization.
What surprises about Venice, now as in the past, is its impressive building structure – a city built entirely on water. For centuries the Venetians, slowly and stubbornly insisted on recovering even the smallest bit of land from the water.
From the very start, building the city was a real engineering miracle due not only to the skill and intelligence of its builders but also to the nature of the place itself.
- Country: Italy
- Region: Veneto
- Metropolitan City: Venice (VE)
- City Area: 160.07 sq mi
- Elevation: 3 ft
- City Population: 264,557
- Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
- Postal Code: 30100
- Dialling Code: 041
- Patron saint: St. Mark the Evangelist
- 25 April