La Serenissima is the Italian nickname for this "floating city" situated on 118 islands. It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world -- and one of the most overrun with tourists. Perhaps you've been one of those tourists. How much do you remember about Venice?
Basilica di San Marco?
- Michelangelo painted its ceiling
- Pope John Paul II was injured here in 1982
- site of public hangings in medieval times
- Venice's most popular tourist destination
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari?
- late 14th-century church in the Italian Gothic style
- the site of Venice's first theater
- the largest church in Europe
- Venetian breakfast pastries
- Venetian coffee shops
- Venetian tapas
- Venetian wine bars
- museum featuring pre 19th-century Venetian art
- museum featuring modern Venetian art
- an annual gondola race that finishes on the Grand Canal
- the most exclusive restaurant in Venice
- a huge international art festival
- Venice's most famous gelato shop
- an outer island full of ancient Roman ruins
- takes place the weekend before Palm Sunday
- takes place over two weeks before Good Friday
- takes place over 10 days leading up to Ash Wednesday
- takes place over the week before Easter
- a Renassiance mansion with a casino on the ground floor
- The composer Richard Wagner died here in 1883.
- a marble-covered palace on the Grand Canal
- the residence of the leader of Venice
Piazza San Marco?
- in the lowest-lying area of the city, so it's very susceptible to flooding
- in the highest area of the city, so people flock there when it floods
- a Venetian coffee drink
- Venetian public transportation
- a style of painting popularized in late 18th-century Venice
- an altar boy at the Basilica di San Marco
- a huge park on the island of Mantua
- Venice's main opera house
- traditional Venetian lace