The city is situated in northeast Italy along the Adriatic about 117 small islands in a lagoon.
These saltwater lagoon lies between the mouths of the Po in the south and the Piave in the north.
The islands are about 400 bridges connected.
In the 2006 Census the city had 268,934 inhabitants, of which 176,621 on the mainland, 30,702 within the lagoon and 61,611 in the historic centre.
"You must look at the motive of venice before you can bring it on the paper"
"Then you can paint it on a watercolor paper"