Venice (Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja] ( listen), Venetian: Venexia [veˈnɛsja]; (Latin: Venetia) is a city in northeast 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 artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. However, the main place in Venice is San Marco.
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 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) (population 1,600,000).
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 Venetian Republic. 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.
The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.
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dkmurphys (55907) 2012-09-17 1:13
Very beautiful capture from Venice. Lovely colors along the canal, well seens cene.
cornejo (39385) 2012-09-17 1:55
Hello Maria, very good and nice photo of this place popular. Very good image sharpness, depth, good light and color. Lovely work excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good day and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
abmdsudi (50504) 2012-09-17 1:58
A famous tourist sight and this is a bit stunning. great contrast and tones in dynamic orientation with such wonderful recession in those buildings on both ends. High vibrancy in awesome colors of such a livey image full of vigour but the atmosphere is most intriguing for me, I think the slight diffuse lighting adds to the effect very well. Fine shot.
Well done, TFS.
Gigidusud (19921) 2012-09-17 2:35
Great view on Venice with splendid colors and an original framing.Well done!
Have a nice day.
bayno (18344) 2012-09-17 2:53
always beautiful Venice, excellent your panoramic cutting, beautiful colors, I love the perspective and the curve of the channe,l depth and excellent sharp...nice one...
carlo62 (43583) 2012-09-17 3:34
stamani è il giorno dei grandi luoghi italiani, tu con Venezia, Eric con il colosseo.
La tua panoramica è un sunto della realta veneziana, facciate colorate, tendaggi e gondole sul canale, penso che pochi sono i luoghi al mondo dove si respira un'atmosfera come questa.
pajaran (57969) 2012-09-17 5:30
Bio sam u Veneciji, ostala mi je u lepom secanju.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Veneciji ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe gondole i arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan, sa lepim secanjem na posetu Italiji.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
I was in Venice, I left it in good memory.
Very interesting and good text about Venice ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful architecture and gondolas.
Have a nice day with beautiful memories of the visit to Italy.
All the best in the new week that started.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-17 7:20
A beautiful picture of wonderful water scene in Venice.
Excellent postcard of Vnice.
mohammad_H (9830) 2012-09-17 8:27
Unique and high-contrast image of the historic city of Venice has a rich civilization traveling
Picture taken from above shows the glory and power of Venice
Very good job, congratulations to you
COSTANTINO (62695) 2012-09-17 8:32
what a beautiful shot that beings memories to me
from the past,your notes about Venice are very
useful explaining the origin and giving more
information,great view with splendid colors
it looks like a scenery from the movie
nice sharpness and great depth
have a nice evening
ourania (41246) 2012-09-17 10:24
μια υπέροχη εικόνα που παρουσιάζει τα χαρακτηριστικά και την ατμόσφαιρα της μαγικής πόλης με πολύ κομψό και γοητευτικό τρόπο. Η ισορροπία που προσφέρει η προοπτική και το έντεχνο καδράρισμα είναι εντυπωσιακή. Τα επαναλαμβανόμενα μοτίβα σε συνδυασμό με τα όμορφα χαρακτηριστικά χρώματα ικανοποιούν απόλυτα τον θεατή και τον ταξιδεύουν μέσα στο κάδρο. Μου αρέσει πολύ ο τρόπος που τονίζεις την καμπύλη, ο φωτισμός και η ατμόσφαιρα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό βράδυ,
mesutilgim (92384) 2012-09-17 12:27
Very nice capture from Venice with a different pov and very good layout.
Perfect light management and nice framing
TFS and best regards
tedesse (25135) 2012-09-17 12:34
A beautiful postcard from Venice. Great view of the moored barge restaurants, and gondolas
Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-09-17 13:11
what a fantastic scene this is. your viewpoint is terrific looking along the canal and taking in the view along the outside of the buildings. the red colours are very appealing and quite striking on the eye. a superb composition.
lousat (87186) 2012-09-17 15:11
Hi Maria,me in Greece and you in Italy..ehehe...beautiful and original view from Venice,a lot of things,details and colors despite the cloudy day,i like it!.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
adramad (43147) 2012-09-17 15:40
Oh! ... Venezia .... from any angle is a delight and this angle that you show us here, from high ground is great, fantastic POV capturing the curve of the channel, ideal facades with terraces below and good graphics. with the entire fabric of the pier with the gondolas.
Wery well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (67227) 2012-09-18 0:38
Although this is the most photographed town in Italia(and maybe world round's), the eyes never satiated watching the place.
Houses and boats in multitude of colors, contrast with the canal-water boulevared.
Have a nice day,
Sonata11 (33737) 2012-09-18 4:34
what a lovely Venice. Striking beautiful view of daily life scene. Wonderfully executed this spectacular place with an execellent colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, an amazing POV and DOF as well great. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
mirosu (15972) 2012-09-19 6:04
I visited Venice 10 days ago, a great place for taking photographs. Even one week wouldn't be enough. This is marvelous photo of the canal (Grand Canal?) with the nice restaurants along it and the famous gondolas on the water. You have chosen an excellent higher viewpoint. DOF, light and colors are perfect. Well done.
danos (94284) 2012-09-19 7:49
Μαρία γεια σου,
κάθε σπιθαμή της Βενετίας είναι και μια ωραία γωνιά που έχει αποτυπωθεί από χιλιάδες φωτογράφους εκτός από εμένα που δεν κατόρθωσα ακόμα να την επισκευθώ.
Μου αρέσει το σφικτό κάδρο με τις 'πιάτσα' από τις γόνδολες να δημιουργεί μια εξαίσια προοπτική στο συγκεκριμένο σκηνικό.Τα καφέ στην άκρη της παραλίας με τις κόκκινες τέντες δημιουργούν ένα δυνατό κοντραστ με το μπλε του νερού.
macjake (64714) 2012-09-19 8:37
doesn't matter how many times we view Venice, it still has that magical appeal doesn't it!
what i really like about your photo, is that you cut out the sky, leaving all the details and architecture to be fully appreciated.
an excellent cut of the city!
baddori (20113) 2012-09-19 9:44
Venezia nel suo aspetto più elegante.
Canal grande e locali in gran gala.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-09-19 11:07
A splendid picture from beautiful Venice. A wonderful framing with a lot of vivid colors. Congratulations for this great result!
Sergiom (73450) 2012-09-22 4:52
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue. Il semble dominer le canal et nous offre une belle série de terrasses. Les couleurs sont belles et l'image très nette.
Hansaphotos (7687) 2012-09-24 11:14
You`ve captured very well the essence of Venice in this shot. Works well in its panoramic format. I guess it`s not difficult to find good POV`s in this city, as the viewpoint you used here, a bridge? The curve of the canal and the row of houses together with the fine colours, makes this an attractive picture. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
Kielia (24077) 2012-09-25 4:41
you are adding a very interesting impression to the gallery here. Your high POV works very well and the moody colors make the image very attractive. The perspective is excellent. My compliments also for the note!
Miguel82 (27277) 2012-09-30 5:48
A superb view of Venezia
We can feel a special atmosphere there
So romantic place!
Sharp picture, excellent colors
jmdias (61342) 2012-10-06 17:35
a colorfull image of the city, here with the reds and blues creatinbg a nice contrast. beautiful details, including the gondoliers navigating ahead. nice job.
Didi (60358) 2012-10-12 9:44
Very nice dominant point of view
on the city. Interesting canal curve.
vjmite (4216) 2012-10-28 3:15
The wide format works well in this photo, with the canal winding off into the background. The colors are great, and the architecture shows up well. I like the gondolas sailing along the canal on the left.