Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers. 55,000 people live in the historical city of Venice which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. It was a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is known for several important artistic movements—especially during the Renaissance period.

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Venice was the honeymoon destination for Fred Elliott and Evelyn Sykes after their wedding in September 2001. Pat Phelan and his wife Valerie had a weekend break there in February 2014 while Claudia Colby planned to take Ken Barlow and his entire family there in October 2019 to celebrate his 80th birthday. In the event, Ken refused to go as daughter-in-law Sinead Osbourne was in the final stages of her battle with terminal cancer and so Tracy McDonald, Peter & Simon Barlow, and Carla Connor went there without them.

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