Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Known for its rich cultural history, picturesque sites and gondoliers traveling through the city, Venice is one of the world's cultural centers. Approximately 20 million tourists visit the city each year, enjoying the traditional Venetian cuisine and wine and appreciating artworks. However, the beauty of Venice is endangered – according to scientists, the city is continuing to sink with a rate 2mm per year. Learn more about Venice, its history and culture in this book.