Venice is truly a unique city in the world. It was once the center of a powerful naval empire and brought to the city the wealth that its palaces and churches still bear witness to today. The absence of cars and modern buildings gives the impression that not a day has passed since then. Venice is located in the middle of a lake and the city is divided by about 105 canals. Therefore, besides walking, the main means of transportation is boats. The architecture of the city is unique as it combines the Venetian - Gothic style, which is a mixture of Gothic and Byzantine styles.