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A historical region of northeast Italy between the Po River and the Alps. Named after the Veneti, a people who settled the area c. 1000 bc, it was joined with Istria by Augustus to form a separate province. The area was devastated by the Huns in the 5th century, but its towns later became powerful city-states, with Venice becoming dominant by the 15th century. It passed to Austria in 1797 and to Italy in 1866.
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1. (Placename) the area of ancient Italy between the lower Po valley and the Alps: later a Roman province
2. (Historical Terms) the area of ancient Italy between the lower Po valley and the Alps: later a Roman province
3. (Placename) the territorial possessions of the medieval Venetian republic that were at the head of the Adriatic and correspond to the present-day region of Veneto and a large part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
4. (Historical Terms) the territorial possessions of the medieval Venetian republic that were at the head of the Adriatic and correspond to the present-day region of Veneto and a large part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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Ve•ne•ti•a(vəˈni ʃi ə, -ʃə)
a historic area in NE Italy and NW Yugoslavia, bounded by the Alps, the Po River, and the Adriatic Sea. Italian, Venezia.
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|Noun||1.||Venetia - a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic|
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Venezia, Venice - the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction
Verona - a city in Veneto on the River Adige
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