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Venetian Lagoon
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The Venetian Lagoon (Laguna di Venezia) is an enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea, in northern Italy, in which the city of Venice is situated. …

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Its name in the Italian and Venetian languages, Laguna Veneta of Latin lacus, “lake” has provided the English name for an enclosed, shallow embayment of salt water, a lagoon.

The Venetian Lagoon stretches from the River Sile in the north to the Brenta in the south, with a surface area of around 550 km². It is around 8% land, including Venice itself and many smaller islands. About 11% is permanently covered by open water, or canal, as the network of dredged channels are called, while around 80% consists of mud flats, tidal shallows and salt marshes. The lagoon is the largest wetland in the Mediterranean Basin.

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Carneval of Venice 2007
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The Carneval of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash

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Carneval of Venice 2011
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(Carneval of Venice 2007) … Masks have always been a central feature of the Carneval of Venice; traditionally people were allowed to wear them …

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Venice historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic

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