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Venice, south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast, is an extraordinary place, from its miles of white sand beaches dotted with fossil sharks' teeth to its visionary city plan, parks, bike paths...and stunning sunsets.



Founded as a visionary planned community designed to promote "civic virtue" and "natural beauty," Venice Florida (map) is among the most attractive and easy-living Florida cities.

Visitors travel to Venice for its long white sand beaches and sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico, its palm- and oak-lined boulevards, attractive city center, shady parks, easy lifestyle, friendliness, and of course its warm, sunny days in winter.

Venice has good restaurants, active civic and artisitic programs, and a wide variety of lodgings, including hotels, motels, B&Bs, condominiums, rental properties and seasonal or year-round homes.

In fact, Forbes magazine chose Venice as one of the USA's top 25 places to retire.

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Historical Marker, Venice, Florida

What to See & Do

Venice Beaches

Venice Lodgings

Venice Restaurants

Venice Transportation

Visitor Information

Sharks' Teeth!

Excursions from Venice



Venice, Florida Sign

West Venice Avenue, the historic district.