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venice florida is located in southwest sarasota county in southwest florida. in the early 20th century a number of canals were dredged in the area and early developers named the town after venice italy. venice is known as the "sharks tooth capital of the world". fossilized sharks teeth can be found on venice's beaches. venice became world famous after the 9/11 terrorism attack when it was learned that terrorists mohamed atta, marwan al-shehhi, and zaid jarrah had studied aviation at the venice airport. of interest to tourists is it's beautiful gulf beaches, excellent saltwater fishing, numerous golf courses, and a very nice downtown shopping area. during the winter tourist season venice is a less expensive place to stay than in the more upscale resort town of sarasota.
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