Venecia “El salón más bello de Europa”

Venecia – Venice – Venetian – Venezia – Venesia. terraeantiqvae.com Venice (Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsia], Venetian: Venesia) is a city in northern Italy known both for tourism and for industry, and is the capital of the region Veneto, with a population of 271367 (census estimate 1 January 2004). Together with Padua, the city is included in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area (population 1600000). The name is derived from the ancient tribe of Veneti that inhabited the region in Roman times. The city historically was the capital of an independent city-state. 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, writing in The New York Times, described it 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. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers. The population estimate of 272000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 60000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), mostly in the large frazioni of Mestre and Marghera; and 31000 live on other islands in the lagoon. The