What is Venice?

  • (noun): The provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction.
    Synonyms: Venezia


Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venexia ; (Latin: Venetia)) is a city in northeast Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon..

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Kipp Lennon - Music
... Venice was founded in 1977 the band was initially founded by him and his cousin Michael Lennon ... Kipp plays the guitar and writes songs for the band Venice, with whom he has released 13 albums and other works since 1986 ... for Pine Mountain Logs, a band containing many of the members of Venice and playing only cover versions of rock songs ...
Battle Of Lepanto Order Of Battle - The Fleet of The Holy League¹ - The Rearguard
... of Spain — Pedro de Roig Venetian Galleys (12) Cristo (Christ) of Venice V — Marco da Molino Due Mani (Two Hands) of Venice — Giovanni Loredano † Fede (Faith) of Venice — Giovanni Battista Contarini Pilastro (P ... Peter) — Marco Fiumaco Sibilla (Sibyl) of Venice — Danielo Troni San Giorgio (St ...
Felice Casson
... Felice Casson (born 5 August 1953, in Chioggia, Province of Venice) is an Italian magistrate and politician, who discovered the existence of Operation Gladio, a "stay-behind ... appointed as responsible for preliminary investigations and was public prosecutor in Venice from 1993 to 2005 ... Region, the fire of La Fenice Theatre in Venice, the trials over deaths from VCM, PVC and asbestos in Marghera, investigations into environmental pollution, disorders caused by depleted ...
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... Magdalene) of Venice — Marino Contarini Sole (Sun) of Venice — Vincenzo Quirini † Santa Caterina (St ... Catherine) of Venice — Marco Cicogna Nostra Donna (Our Lady) of Venice — Pier Francesco Malipiero (Konstam gives "Our Woman") ...

Famous quotes containing the word venice:

    I know our country disposition well;
    In Venice they do let God see the pranks
    They dare not show their husbands; their best conscience
    Is not to leave’t undone, but keep’t unknown.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I have been oranging and fat,
    carrot colored, gaped at,
    allowing my cracked o’s to drop on the sea
    near Venice and Mombasa.
    Over Maine I have rested.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland, but then the summer ended and most of the painters left, and the long dingy undergarment of the gray New England winter, gray as the spirit of my mood, came down to visit.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)