. Venice is the capital of the Veneto region.In 2009, there were 270,098 people residing in Venice comune (the population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia around 60,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico) 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), mostly in the large frazioni (roughly equivalent to parishes or wards in other countries) of Mestre and Marghera 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon).Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua Treviso Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 1,600,000.PATREVE is only a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.
Piazza San Marco
. Piazza San Marco often known in English as the St Mark Square, is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as the Piazza (la Piazza).All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called campi (fields).The Piazzetta (the little Piazza) is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner (see plan).The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together.This article relates to both of them.
Saint Mark Basilica
. The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (officially known in Italian as the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and commonly known as Saint Mark Basilica) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy.It is the most famous of the city churches and one of the best known examples of Italo Byzantine architecture.It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge Palace.Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city cathedral since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, formerly at San Pietro di Castello.
. The Grand Canal (Italian Canal Grande, Venetian Canal asso) is a canal in Venice, Italy.It forms one of the major water traffic corridors in the city.Public transport is provided by water buses (Italian vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.At one end, the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin in between, it makes a large reverse S shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice.It is 3,800 m long, 30 90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters (16.5 ft).
. The Doge Palace (Italian Palazzo Ducale) is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice, northern Italy.The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice, opening as a museum in 1923.Today, it is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.In 2010, it was visited by 1,358,186 people.
. The Rialto Bridge (Italian Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo.
Teatro La Fenice
. Teatro La Fenice is an opera house in Venice, Italy.It is one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre as well as those in Europe.Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi were performed.
San Giorgio Maggiore
. San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, northern Italy, lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group.The isle is surrounded by Canale della Grazia, Canale della Giudecca, Saint Mark Basin, Canale di San Marco and the southern lagoon.It forms part of the San Marco sestiere.
Gallerie dell Accademia
. The Gallerie dell Accademia is a museum gallery of pre 19th century art in Venice, northern Italy.It is housed in the Scuola della Carit? on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the sestiere of Dorsoduro.It was originally the gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, the art academy of Venice, from which it became independent in 1879, and for which the Ponte dell Accademia and the Accademia boat landing station for the vaporetto water bus are named.The two institutions remained in the same building until 2004, when the art school moved to the Ospedale degli Incurabili.
. Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.It lies about 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) north of Venice and measures about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) across with a population of just over 5,000 (2004 figures).It is famous for its glass making.It was once an independent comune, but is now a frazione of the comune of Venice.
. Dorsoduro is one of the six sestieri of Venice, in northern Italy.Dorsoduro includes the highest land areas of the city and also Giudecca island and Isola Sacca Fisola.Its name derives from the Italian for hard ridge, due to its comparatively high, stable land.
Santa Maria della Salute
. Santa Maria della Salute (English Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice, Italy.It stands on the narrow finger of Punta della Dogana, between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, at the Bacino di San Marco, making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water.The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the most recent of the so called plague churches.
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
. The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called the Frari, is a church in Venice, northern Italy.One of the greatest churches in the city, it has the status of a minor basilica.It stands on the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district.The church is dedicated to the Assumption (Italian Assunzione della Beata Virgine).The Franciscans were granted land to build a church in 1250, but the building was not completed until 1338.Work almost immediately began on its much larger replacement, the current church, which took over a century to build.The campanile, the second tallest in the city after that of San Marco, was completed in 1396.
Lido di Venezia
. The Lido or Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia) is an 11 kilometres (7miles) long sandbar in Venice, northern Italy it is home to about 20,000 residents.The Venice Film Festival takes place at the Lido every September.
Bridge of Sighs
. The Bridge of Sighs (Italian Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy.The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars.It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge Palace.It was designed by Antonio Contino (whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge) and was built in 1600.The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment.The bridge name, given by Lord Byron as a translation from the Italian Ponte dei sospiri in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.In reality, the days of inquisitions and summary executions were over by the time the bridge was built and the cells under the palace roof were occupied mostly by small time criminals.In addition, little could be seen from inside the Bridge due to the stone grills covering the windows.
. The church of Santa Maria Assunta, known as I Gesuiti, is a religious building in Venice, northern Italy.It is located in the sestiere of Cannaregio, in Campo dei Gesuiti, not far from the Fondamenta Nuove.
. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy.It is a notable example of Venetian Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto, and containing the earliest mosaics in the area of Venice.
. Caffe Florian is a coffee house situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, Venice.It was established in 1720, and is a contender for the title of the oldest coffee house in continuous operation (Antico Caffe Greco in Rome was established in 1760).
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. Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.A small canal divides the island into two parts.
. The Teatro Goldoni (formerly Teatro San Luca, Teatro Vendramin di San Salvatore) is one of the opera houses and theatres of Venice.Today it is the home of the Teatro Stabile del Veneto.The modern theatre is located near the Rialto Bridge in the historic center of Venice.
Fondazione Querini Stampalia
. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia is a cultural institution in Venice, Italy, founded in 1869 at the behest of Conte Giovanni (Count John), the last descendant of the Venetian Querini Stampalia family.Architect Carlo Scarpa designed interior, exterior, and garden elements and spaces on the ground floor of the historic building.
Ponte della Costituzione
. The Ponte della Costituzione (English Constitution Bridge) is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, and was moved into place in 2007 (connecting Stazione di Santa Lucia to Piazzale Roma), amid protest by politicians and the general public.The bridge was installed in 2008 and opened to the public on the night of September 11, 2008.The bridge was known as Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande before the official name was adopted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Italian constitution in 2008. Tourists and locals in Venice now refer to it as the Calatrava Bridge (Italian Ponte di Calatrava).
Giardini della Biennale
. The Venice giardini is an area of parkland in the historic city of Venice which hosts the Venice Biennale Art Festival, a major part of the city cultural biennale.The gardens were created by Napoleon Bonaparte who drained an area of marshland in order to create a public garden on the banks of the Bacino di San Marco which is a narrow stretch of water dividing the gardens from St.Mark Square and the Doge Palace.The gardens contain 30 permanent pavilions.Each pavilion is allocated to a particular nation and displays works of art by its nationals during the Venice Biennale.Several of the pavilions were designed by leading architects of the 20th century, including Carlo Scarpa and Alvar Aalto.
Santa Maria Zobenigo
. The Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio is a church in Venice, Italy.The church, whose name translates into St.Mary of the Lily referring to the flower classically depicted as being presented by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation), is more commonly known as Santa Maria Zobenigo after the Jubanico family who founded it in the 9th century.The edifice is situated on the Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, west of the Piazza San Marco.It was rebuilt by Giuseppe Sardi for Admiral Antonio Barbaro between 1678 and 1681 and has one of the finest Venetian Baroque facades in all of Venice.
. The Chiesa di San Giuliano (St Julian), commonly called San Zulian in the Venetian dialect, is a church in Venice.San Zulian is in the parish of San Salvador.It is situated on the Merceria, the main shopping street of the city.Originally a structure from the 9th century it underwent a number of reconstructions, including likely after the 1105 fire of the neighborhood.The facade was constructed in 1553 1554 by Jacopo Sansovino, and completed after his death in 1570 by Alessandro Vittoria.
. San Servolo is an Italian island in the Venetian Lagoon, to the southeast of San Giorgio Maggiore.Benedictine monks lived on this island from at least the eighth century and for almost five hundred years.They were joined later by nuns escaping from the convents of Saints Leone and Basso on the island of Malamocco, which had been destroyed by a seaquake.At the beginning of the 15th century the nuns departed, but they were soon replaced by a few dozen other nuns, who were fleeing the Turkish invasion of Crete.However, by the beginning of the eighteenth century, only a few were left, and soon thereafter the Senate of the Republic of Venice designated San Servolo as the site of a new military hospital, needed due to the continuing war against the Turks.Later the hospital was used to care for the mentally ill.
. Santa Maria di Nazareth is a Roman Catholic Carmelite church also called Church of the Scalzi (Chiesa degli Scalzi) being the seat in Venice of the Discalced Carmelites religious order (Scalzi in Italian means barefoot).It is located in the sestiere of Cannaregio, near Venezia Santa Lucia railway station.It was built in the mid 17th century to the designs of Baldassarre Longhena and completed in the last decades of that century.
. Santa Maria dei Carmini, also called Santa Maria del Carmelo and commonly known simply as the Carmini, is a large church in the sestiere, or neighbourhood, of Dorsoduro in Venice, northern Italy.It nestles against the former Scuola Grande di Santa Maria del Carmelo, also known as the Scuola dei Carmini.This charitable confraternity was officially founded in 1597, and arose from a lay women charitable association, the Pinzocchere dei Carmini.The members of this lay group were associated as tertiaries to the neighbouring Carmelite monastery.They were responsible for stitching the Scapulars for the Carmelites.
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