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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  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Core
Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
  • Core
Arad
Arad
Romania
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Brno
Brno
Czech Republic
  • Core
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland
  • Core
Bratislava
Bratislava
Slovakia
  • Core
Budapest
Budapest
Hungary
  • Core
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia
  • Core
Split
Split
Croatia
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece