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Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others." (quotation UNESCO)
View to MarK's Square
Venice is one of the most charming cities in Italy. Its numerous islands are connected by more than 400 bridges spanning about 160 canals. Not counting the industrial district of Mestre on the mainland, Venice has approximately 69.000 inhabitants. 

St. Mark's BasilicaInstead of cars and trams, rowing boats, waterbuses and the romantic gondolas are used for transportation. Approximately 1.5 million visitors yearly sail on the Grand Canal (Canale Grande), the major waterway of Venice with the famous Rialto Bridge and visit St. Mark's Square (Piazza Venice Bridge of Sigh S. Marco) with its countless pigeons. Here, in the very heart of Venice, you'll find the most important and magnificent sights of the city. 

Most enchanting however is a ride in a gondola or boat through the labyrinth of the canals. Don't miss this delightful experience.  Enjoy the true spirit of this unique city and let it charm you. 

Of course the famous Venetian Carnival is omnipresent. Everywhere shops and street vendors offer the mysterious, charming masks in a great variety of colours,
sizes and designs. 

city views
Basilika della Salute, Canale Grande
at Canale Grande
Church der Gesuati at Canale Grande
At the Marcus Basin
 Basilica 
della  Salute,
Grand Canal (r)
 at the 
Grand Canal
 church of the 
Gesuati
 at Mark's Basin
 
Canale Grande - Rialto Bridge
Venice gondolier
Venice carnival masks
Venice carnical mask
  Rialto Bridge
(1588-91)
Gondolier
 Carnival
  masks

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