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Venice is unique among all great cities of the world in that its streets are full of water. Made up of 118 islands only two to four feet above sea level, crisscrossed by 117 canals, and connected by some 360 briges, its main avenue is the curving Grand Canal, its buses the vaporetti. There is no other city in the world of this size and sophistication where the automobile is absent. The richness, color, light, texture, and history create a scene of overwhelming beauty. During the middle ages, Venice became a world maritime power connecting the Occident and the Orient, accumulating in the process immense wealth that is celebrated in art and architecture through the city. 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. While the glories of the past are evident at every turn, the outlying neighborhoods and islands are still animated by a villager lifestyle which must have been unchanged through the centuries. Venice its Lagoon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Lamp, column with Lion, Piazza San Marco (Square Saint Mark) at dawn. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Parked gondolas, Canale della Guidecca, San Giorgio Maggiore church at dawn. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Moored gondolas, Canale della Guidecca, Santa Maria della Salute church at sunrise. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Boy feeding the pigeons in fron tof the Palazzo Ducale,  Piazza San Marco (Square Saint Mark), mid-day. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Basilica San Marco, late afternoon. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Carnival gear displayed in a storefront. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Bridge of Signs. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Grand Canal seen from the Rialto Bridge. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Gondolas, Grand Canal, Santa Maria della Salute church, morning. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Gondolas prows, with their characteristic ferri. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Gondolas, Grand Canal, Santa Maria della Salute church from the Academy Bridge, dusk. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Gondolas and Rialto Bridge. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Traghetto crossing. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Gondola and reflections in a narrow canal. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Clothelines and canal in a popular quarter, Castello. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Resident stepping from his doorway to his boat,  Castello. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Empty gondola with seats and gondolier's hat. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Gondola,  Santa Maria della Salute church, late afternoon. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Campanile and Santa Maria della Salute across the Canale della Guidecca, mid-day. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Woman hangs laundry to dry, Burano. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Canal lined with typical brightly painted houses, Burano. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color) Distinctive, brightly painted houses, Burano. Venice, Veneto, Italy ( color)

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