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The Gondola Twins Travel with me through my eyes!  This was an incredible trip and here is some information that you might not know about the most romantic place on earth.

Venice(Italian: Venezia) is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region.

The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century B.C. 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 as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described as being one of Europe's most romantic cities.

The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Seain northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po(south) and the Piave(north) Rivers.

The Republic of Venicewas a major maritime power during the Middle Agesand Renaissance, and a stagin area for the Crusadesand the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain and spice trade) 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. (Wikipedia)