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About Venice, Italy
Often referred to as the Queen of the Adriatic, the City of Masks, and the City of Bridges, Venice is a city whose name conjures up magic. Located across a cluster of 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon of northeastern Italy, Venice is criss-crossed by canals and connected by elegant bridges. An enchanting setting between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers, stunning buildings and artworks, and a unique culture make Venice City simply unforgettable.
Rent a car in Venice City and you are 153km north east of Bologna, 258km north east of Florence, and 273km east of Milan. Venice is the capital of the Veneto region and home to some 270,000 people. It gets its name from the ancient Veneti people, who lived here around the 10th century B.C. The Republic of Venice enjoyed great maritime superiority in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. An hive of artistic activity, it was a significant trading centre for silk, grain, and spice from the 13th century to the 17th century.
Tourism has dominated Venetian commerce since the 18th century, when its lovely cityscape and fascinating musical and artistic culture made it a popular stop on the Grand Tour. The rich and famous discovered Venice in the 19th century, congregating at exclusive establishments such as the Danieli Hotel and the Caffè Florian. The Carnival of Venice was revived in the 1980s, and the city has since developed into a major centre for international conferences and festivals, including the prestigious Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival.
Images: Grand Canal, Venice, by gnuckx & Venice gondolas by Kosala Bandara