City built on an archipelago of 118 islands in a shallow, 550 km2  lagoon, connected by 400 bridges over 177 canals.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay lying between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers (more exactly between the Brenta and the Sile).

Venice’s economy has changed throughout history. Today, Venice’s economy is mainly based on tourism, shipbuilding (mainly in Mestre and Porto Marghera), services, trade, and industrial exports.

Murano glass production in Murano and lace production in Burano are also highly important to the economy. Venice is an important destination for tourists who want to see its celebrated art and architecture.

Venice has long been a source of inspiration for authors, playwrights, and poets, and at the forefront of the technological development of printing and publishing.

The city of Venice is an engineering marvel of the world.

Two of the most noted Venetian writers were Marco Polo in the Middle Ages and, later, Giacomo Casanova

The city of Venice in Italy has played an important role in the development of the music of Italy. The Venetian state – i.e., the medieval Republic of Venice – was often popularly called the “Republic of Music”, and an anonymous Frenchman of the 17th century is said to have remarked that “In every home, someone is playing a musical instrument or singing. There is music everywhere.”

Visit Venice – City of Water


Information, ticketing (public transport, museums, churches, theatres, shows and concerts), tours, maps and guides, merchandising

See & Do

St. Mark’s Square. View Venice from the Rialto Bridge. Spanning the Grand Canal, the Ponte di Rialto is Venice’s most popular bridge. For Unique Views of Venice, visit the Doges’ Palace. The Bridge of Sighs, Again. Saint Mark’s Basilica. Venice’s Best Bargain: The Vaporetto.

Food & Restaurants

A selection of our favorite  restaurants in Venice . 
Venice is the perfect place to experience fine dining and superb traditional food.


What are the most popular hotels in Venice? Whether you’re traveling for business or going on vacation, there are many popular hotels to choose for your vacation.


Municipality of Venice
Town Hall, Via Palazzo 1
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