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[caption id="attachment_153593" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Corso Silvio Trentin - historic city center © Kafésd[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]San Donà di Piave is the largest city in Eastern Veneto and a comune of province of Venice, in the North East region of Italy. It bounds the communes of Noventa di Piave, Musile di Piave and Fossalta di Piave, that have become in practice a part of a single urban area, also known as Città del Piave. San Donà lies on the river Piave approximately 40 km north-east of Venice and 30 km ...

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