Venice, Italian Venezia, city, major seaport, and capital of both the province of Venezia and the region of Veneto, northern Italy. An island city, it was once the centre of a maritime republic. Venice is unique environmentally, architecturally, historically and remains a major Italian port in the northern Adriatic Sea and is one of the world’s oldest tourist and cultural centres. The best-known form of transport on the waterways of Venice is the gondola - their elegant, sleek shape and gleaming black paintwork have made them a symbol of Venice. many tourists are still willing to be rowed at twilight through the canals to the singing of a gondolier. A number of gondolas still serve as ferries across the Grand Canal.Tourism has been a major sector of Venetian industry since the 18th century, when it was a major center for the Grand Tour, with its beautiful cityscape, uniqueness, and rich musical and artistic cultural heritage. In the 19th century, it became a fashionable centre for the "rich and famous. Depicted on our beautiful pillow are St Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal, the Piazza San Marco, The Lido di Venezia etc. Little pops of color add a little twist.