Definition of Venice in English:


proper noun

  • A city in north-eastern Italy, capital of Venetia region; population 270,098 (2008).

    Italian name Venezia

Situated on a lagoon of the Adriatic, Venice is built on numerous islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. It was a powerful republic in the Middle Ages and from the 13th to the 16th centuries a leading sea power, controlling trade to the eastern Mediterranean. After the Napoleonic Wars Venice was placed under Austrian rule and was incorporated into a unified Italy in 1866