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7 car-free cities

Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
Venice, Italy

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Venice, Italy (Pop.: 70,000)

Ah, Venice. Once you enter this enchanting city, your options for getting around diminish to either walking or boating. In other words, exactly the same as Venetians have done for centuries. The city is Europe's largest urban car-free area and boasts some 400 bridges connecting the 118 small islands on which it is built.