Venice

The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

Venice is a city in northeastern 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 artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.

The Grand Canal in Venice. View from the Accademia bridge. The operation performed by the gondolier is called "va stagando" in Venetian.

The Grand Canal in Venice. View from the Accademia bridge. The operation performed by the gondolier is called “va stagando” in Venetian.

Two "sandolisti" (sandal is a typical boat in Venice) pull out with clients on board from a row of gondolas on the Grand Canal near Rialto Bridge.

Two “sandolisti” (sandal is a typical boat in Venice) pull out with clients on board from a row of gondolas on the Grand Canal near Rialto Bridge.

Detail of the rooftop of San Marco cathedral in Venice, Italy. Venice patron Saint, St. Mark with angels. Underneath is winged lion, mascot of Venice.

Detail of the rooftop of San Marco cathedral in Venice, Italy. Venice patron Saint, St. Mark with angels. Underneath is winged lion, mascot of Venice.

Night view of Santa Maria della Salute basilica in Venice

Night view of Santa Maria della Salute basilica in Venice

Cruise ship Celebrity Summit towed by the tugboat Vanna C leaving Venice. In the background the basilica Santa Maria della Salute.

Cruise ship Celebrity Summit towed by the tugboat Vanna C leaving Venice. In the background the basilica Santa Maria della Salute.