Venice (Venezia) is a city in the northeast of Italy. It is the capital of the Veneto region and the province of Venice. Venice is located on a group of small islands in the middle of a lagoon (Laguna Veneta). The first larger settlements came as a result of the influx of residents from Roman towns in the Venice area who sought refuge in the lagoon after the raids of Attila around 452 and the Longobards in 568.
Venice is known worldwide for its historic center with its many canals and has played an important role in world history. On May 12, 1797, Napoleon I conquered the city so Venice lost its independence after more than thousand years. The Italian kingdom was established in 1861 and Venice joined in October 1866.
Below are some photos made during a visit to Venice. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.
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