The Italian city is located on over 100 islands in the midst of a lagoon. Countless canals serve as roads here. The splendid historical buildings and its romantic charm is what attracts many tourists to Venice.
Venice and its lagoon have been a listed UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. This is an automatic compilation of DW Content pertaining to "Venice".
Elections in Italy and Austria have shown the power of populist tactics to gain votes. Does this spell the end to social democracy as we know it? Dirk Schümer is Europe Correspondent for Die Welt, based in Venice. Emma Wallis asked him first what he thought about the Austrian election results and whether van der Bellen's victory means that the tide is turning back towards established parties?
The Council of Europe's constitutional watchdog - the Venice Commission - has admonished Poland once more for failing to unblock the work of the Constitutional Tribunal. Warsaw has one month to get its house in order.
Venice's ghetto has a long history of flourishing intellectual, artistic and spiritual identity. In spite of discrimination against jews, the ghetto has left a cultural and linguistic legacy. This year, the city is marking the ghetto's 500th anniversary with a rich programme of events, including the first staging of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, inside the Ghetto itself.