Venice

Italy, Adriatic / Croatia

Venice

Venice - the magnificent Serenissima, the City on the Lagoon is a watery maze of grand canals, 177 smaller canals and over 400 bridges.


Venice's enticing, exotic beauty is typified by the Byzantine architecture, enormous stained glass windows rising along the Canale Grande and Venetian Carnival Masks with their wry smiles, attesting to the cities historic role as the great maritime power.


The entire Mediterranean once flowed through the Venetian Republic, adorning the city with the splendors that illuminate it today.