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.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Vratsa
Vratsa
Bulgaria
  • Core
Algeciras
Algeciras
Spain
  • Core
Split
Split
Croatia
  • Core
Alcoy
Alcoy
Spain
  • Core
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Greece
  • Core
Ioannina
Ioannina
Greece
  • Mentor
Busan
Busan
Korea
  • Core
Haskovo
Haskovo
Bulgaria
  • Core
Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
  • Core
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Core
Castellón de la Plana
Castellón de la Plana
Spain
  • Mentor
Antwerp
Antwerp
Belgium