Many of the Doges and important characters of Venice have been buried, the St John and St Paul Basilica shown on the stamp. Of course no collection of paintings about Venice would be complete without the most famous Venetian painter of all, Canaletto, and here is a detail from 'The Doge's Palace with the Piazza di San Marco'
The acqua alta (high water) still threatens Venice and now it regularly floods. It is hoped that the major engineering works consisting of 78 gates which will separate the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea will, when it is finished, protect the city. The project is called MOSE (the Italian word for Moses) an acronym of (MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico, Experimental Electromechanical Module).
An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme - Paintings - browse the galleries at See It On A Postcard