City in North-Eastern Italy, 45°26′15″ N, 12°20′9″ E, famous for being placed on many small islands, with no ground roads. From middle ages to the Napoleonic era, Venice was the seat of the Republic of Venice and a major Mediterranean naval power.
The unique city of Venice is placed on many small islands. There were no roads in the city, and any transportation could be done by foot or using boats. One of the most famous ship type is Venetian gondola.
One of the most famous buildings is the San Marco Basilica, which contains relics of the patron of the city, St. Mark the Evangelist.
In the beginning of each year a carnival party is held, with famous Venetian masks.
Being a center of trade, the city of Venice possessed many territories in the Mediterranean and was naval power in Middle Ages and Renaissance. Venice's role as a naval power declined after the Napoleonic era; the city was first a part of Austria, then participated in the unificatio of the Kingdom of Italy.
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