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".
The Italian government stands ready to bail out two insolvent Venetian lenders at the cost of 5.2 billion euros. The move comes two days after the European Central Bank warned that Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were failing or likely to fail.