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A free, data-driven resource all about Venice, Italy.
17,578 articles about Venice...and growing!


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Venipedia is a non-commercial wiki-based website dedicated to providing original information and data about the city of Venice, Italy. With the goal of cataloging and understanding every aspect of the unique culture, organization, and history, Venipedia seeks to provide English-speakers with a definitive compendium of up-to-date data on the incredible examples of human achievement found in Venice. Venipedia aims to fill the information gap left by other online knowledge bases by serving as a more detailed and data-oriented primary resource. Whether you are a curious individual or an official organization conducting research, Venipedia is dedicated to preserving all that Venice has to offer the world, and making it available to you.

To learn more about the purpose, content, and approach that separates Venipedia from other online resources visit the About Venipedia page.

Featured Article: Damage to public art

Exposure to the elements can wear down the hardest stone, rendering it illegible

Public art, because its ownership is ambiguous and it is usually exposed to the elements, endures daily threats from a variety of different sources.

Natural Damage

The decay of a piece of outdoor sculpture in Venice, once depicting an angel but no longer recognizable

The Venetian climate is a hostile environment; art is exposed to salt spray, direct sunlight, high humidity, and erosive factors. ..→

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