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First thing to know: the main part of Venice Florida is an island separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway




The Island

The Intracoastal Waterway makes the historic part of Venice Florida an island accessed by drawbridges (map). This is both good and bad. More...

Intracoastal Waterway

Built during wartime to protect coastal shipping from weather and attack, Venice's " Grand Canal" is now bordered by parks with picnic tables and bike paths. More...

Venice Avenue

The first grand boulevard to be laid out in Venice's master plan, it is now the city's main east-west thoroughfare, with shops, restaurants, parks, and its own drawbridge across the Intracoastal Waterway. More...

Tamiami Trail

The historic old road along Florida's Gulf Coast south from Tampa has become US Route 41. At Venice, it splits into US 41 Business, which crosses drawbridges and passes through the center of Venice on the island; and US 41 By-pass, which skirts the island to the east. More...

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Drawbridge on the Intracoastal Waterway, Venice Florida

Drawbridges span the Intracoastal Waterway
to connect Venice with the mainland.