Venice is a city in Italy that lies along the coastline of Italy’s Veneto region in the northern part of the country. Built on more than 100 islands in the lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, the city is unique for its canals - rather than roads for transportation. Along with its canals, the city is famous for its Renaissance and Gothic architecture. As a tourist hotspot, Venice’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism. Venice also serves important administrative functions, as the capital of the Veneto region, and is home to two universities. 

Using Horizon 2020 funds, a Smart City Secretariat was appointed by the city, responsible for creating a Venetian Smart City and Community. The initiative aims to use advanced technology and digital solutions to meet the city’s various challenges and improve the quality of life for its residents. 

Venice has also signed the Green Digital Charter, committing the city to pursue climate objectives through digital means.

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  • Core
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Greece
  • Core
Kavala
Kavala
Greece
  • Core
Terrassa
Terrassa
Spain
  • Core
Skopje
Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
  • Core
Idrija
Idrija
Slovenia
  • Core
Valongo
Valongo
Portugal
  • Core
Ulm
Ulm
Germany
  • Mentor
Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
  • Mentor
Antwerp
Antwerp
Belgium
  • Mentor
Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain
  • Core
Alcoy
Alcoy
Spain
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania