About Venice Orientation

(Venice, Italy)

The city of Venice stands on the northeastern coast of Italy and is famous throughout the world for its endless selection of canals and waterways. Venice is also known for its spectacular architecture, spacious public square and lively districts.

Venice Orientation: Layout and Directions

Central Venice comprises six main districts, Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce and San Marco. Venice's vast San Marco Square contains both the magnificent Basilica San Marco and breathtaking Doge's Palace, and occasionally becomes flooded during the winter months. On the eastern side of Venice you will find the Castello district, the city's most historic area.

Standing to the north you will find Venice's district of Cannaregio, which contains the Santa Lucia Railway Station, amongst other landmarks. The smallest district of the city is San Polo, characterized by its many taverns and restaurants. On the northeastern side of Venice, the area of Santa Croce links the city with the mainland, while to the south, Dorsoduro contains the 17th-century Dogana da Mar and also the sea customs house of the Venetian Republic.

Orientation and Map of Italy

Orientation and Map of Venice

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