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Gallery 2 > On Location (Abroad) > Venice, Italy 3

01.  Night Falls at Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal

 

02.  Gondolier, Fond del Vin

 

03.  Gondola For Hire, Grand Canal

 

04.  San Marco, towards San Giorgio Island

17.  Room With A View, Hotel Rialto

 

18.  Waiting, Rio del Osmarin

 

19.  Santa Maria Della Salute

 

20.  Rialto Bridge & Grand Canal

13.  After The Sun, Grand Canal, from Rialto Bridge

 

14.  Canal Reflections, Rio di San Cassiano

 

15.  Arch of the Rialto Bridge

 

16.  Mock Wedding, Palace of the Doges

09.  The Cheap Seats (Not!), Saint. Mark's Square

 

10.  Gondola Terminus, Hotel Cavalletto

 

11.  San Giorgio Maggiore Island at Dusk

 

12.  Rio d. Paradiso, San Marco

05.  Gondola Terminus, San Luca

 

06.  Pescherie (Fish Market), San Polo

 

07.  San Marco, towards San Giorgio Maggiore Island

 

08.  Sunrise, Riva Degli Schiavoni

21.  Palace of the Doges, San Marco

 

22.  Ristorante Da Raffaele, San Marco

 

23.  Venetian Masks

 

24.  San Giorgio Maggiore Island

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 117 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.

 

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. In 2009, there were 270,098 people residing in Venice's 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.

 

The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city historically was the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini described it in The New York Times as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities.