although there is a long tradition of referring to certain tarot designs as "Venetian", and many early references to tarot cards are associated with Venice, there are no surviving cards that can be positively identified as Venetian. The game of tarot was probably not played there much after the 16th century.
Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venexia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). The city is included, with Padua (Padova), in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area, population 1,600,000. It has the nickname, "Queen of the Adriatic" and "City of Water".