Venice (IT)

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Venice (Italian: Venezia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.


The 6 boroughs of the municipality are:

Lagoon area: Venezia (historic city)-Murano–Burano (also known as Venezia insulare); population: 69,136;

   Lido–Pellestrina (also known as Venezia litorale); population: 21,664.

Mainland (terraferma), annexed with a Royal Decree, in 1926, to the municipality of Venezia:

   Favaro Veneto; population: 23,615;
   Mestre-Carpenedo (also known as Mestre centro); population: 88,952;
   Chirignago-Zelarino; population: 38,179;
   Marghera; population: 28;466.

Postmark Examples

Meter cancels

Meter cancel 1956
Meter cancel 1960

Postmarks in Kingdom of Italy era

In 1921 on a Letter by express.

Cards and covers

Postcard sent from Venice (Venezia) to Malines (=Mechelen) in Belgium, 1877.
Stampset.png 1911 Venice to Lyaskovets, BG via Sofia.

Postmarks in Austrian Empire Venetia province (1850-1866)

The Austrian Empire VENEZIA post office opened before 1850.

Linear on a 1854 issue.
Circle, VENEZIA 4.7. - . on Austrian Imperial Newspaper Revenue stamp.
Heavy VENEZIA in circle on the 1861 issue.

Maritime cancels

Linear C.V. DA VENEZIA - With the steamship from Venice on the 1850 issue.
Frame COL VAPORE on 1850 first issue.
From Venice with Steam on 1850 first issue.


Linear on the 1861 issue.