1. Over 15 million visitors go to Venice every year

2. Venice has about 150 canals

3. Venice is shrinking at the rate of 1-2 millimeters a year (ah!)

4. Venice is made up of a collection of approximately 115 tiny islands

5. Venice has over 450 palaces (palazzi) and important buildings built in a mixture of styles – Gothic, Byzantine, Baroque, etc..

6. There are 400+ pedestrian footbridges spanning the canals

7. Venice got the first female gondolier in 2010

8. There are over 400 gondoliers in Venice

And of course grab some gelato when you go!

sources: Budget Travel | Adventure On!

Over 15 million visitors flock to Venice every year Over 15 million visitors flock to Venice every year