Venice Lagoon, Italy
Venice comprises of 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon, which are separated by channels and linked by bridges. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the commercial and artistic centre of the Republic of Venice during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This PROBA-V false-colour image beautifully shows Venice and its Lagoon, located between the mouth of the Piave river and the Po river delta. Further, agricultural fields can be seen as darker red patches, while in the upper left corner some snow-covered Dolomite peaks are visible.