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VENICE

VENICE
Venice, Veneto, Italy
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BACKGROUND

Venice, an icon of human achievement and architectural innovation, is spread over 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers. The city’s structures are built on wood piles, and Venice’s many neighborhoods are connected by its famous canals and bridges.

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF was first involved in conservation efforts in Venice after the floods of 1966, and has been a longtime supporter of projects and programs to ensure its sustainable stewardship. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Venice has inspired some of the world’s greatest artists, including Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese. Symbolic of an indelible desire to master one’s environment, Venice is an engineering wonder and a cultural masterpiece graced with thousands of historic buildings, churches, palaces, and plazas. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
The importance of mud to Venice
The Art Newspaper, Thursday, October 2, 2014
Cruise Control
Global Post, Friday, November 22, 2013
Is Venice sinking under the weight of too many tourists?
BBC World News, Saturday, November 9, 2013
Turismo a numero chiuso ora lo chiede anche Costa
La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Turismo a numero chiuso ora lo chiede anche Costa
La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
L’allarme: «Venezia tra i 67 siti mondiali più a rischio»
La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre, Thursday, October 10, 2013