<p>Flamboyant, radiantly beautiful, Venice, Italy, owes her grandeur to the sea, a bond celebrated yearly through regattas such as the Vogalonga. Today it is a human tide that washes over her—millions come to capture a glimmer of her charms.</p><p>—From "Venice: More Than a Dream," February 1995, <em>National Geographic</em> magazine.</p>

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Flamboyant, radiantly beautiful, Venice, Italy, owes her grandeur to the sea, a bond celebrated yearly through regattas such as the Vogalonga. Today it is a human tide that washes over her—millions come to capture a glimmer of her charms.

—From "Venice: More Than a Dream," February 1995, National Geographic magazine.

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