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The current capital of the Italian province of Venice and the region Veneto located at about 120 small islands in the Laguna Veneta. It is built on stilts and has 160 canals with 400 bridges. Already in the 8th Century, Venice was a maritime power. The independent city-state was formed in the 11th Century under the leadership of the Doges. By 1000 Venice began the coasts of Istria and Dalmatia to submit to (today&...You see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.