Venice, Italy

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JULY 19, 2009 – JULY 31, 2009

Venice is one of the most unique and beloved cities in the world. Located in northeast Italy, Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. The city center itself stretches across 118 small islands and has a population of around 62,000, while the majority of its residents live on the mainland. Given its location along the Adriatic Sea, Venice quickly became a rich and powerful city during its formative years. Today, however, the city exists almost exclusively as a tourist destination, as there is virtually no other industry … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

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Piazza San Marco

Venice, Italy

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The Piazza San Marco is the primary gathering space in Venice and is the only space referred to as a ‘piazza’, as all the others are referred to as ‘campi,’ regardless of size. The two most important buildings in the city are at this location, the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. It is one of the very few great squares in the world in which the sound of the human voice prevails over any other, as there are no vehicles to be found in Venice. Even the canals are far enough removed from the space that they do not disrupt the acoustics of the piazza … [for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]