Venice – The city of water
Explore the Queen of the Adriatic! Out of poor settlements in the lagoon, Venice developed in less than 500 years to become an impressive trading power in the Mediterranean region. Besides the Venetian hinterland, the Croatian coastline was under the influence of the Queen of the Adriatic Sea, and even Greece and Cyprus once belonged to the Venetian empire. Thanks to its exposed location on the water, the city was able to expand only slightly in recent centuries, and so it still shines in almost unaltered medieval splendour. Those wanting to get from one place to another in Venice can either go by foot crossing countless bridges or go by boat – there are no roads or cars here. Thanks to its idyllic canals, gondolas and romantic alleyways, Venice is often thought of as the city of love.