Venice is a city in Italy, sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, and renowned for the beauty of its setting.
Hunt of Bruce Banner
Venice was one of the potential locations of Bruce Banner after his track was lost following an incident in the jungles of South America. General Thaddeus Ross, responsible for the hunt of Banner, figured that he could be anywhere in the world, even in Venice steering a gondola.
Tony Stark, wanting to spend what he thought would be his last days in a relaxing environment, tried to convince Pepper Potts to go to Venice instead of returning home. However, due to the media pressure of the recent incident in Monaco with Ivan Vanko, and given her recent appointment as CEO of Stark Industries, Potts refused the offer. Stark later reminded that they could have traveled to Venice when given the opportunity as he battled hordes of Hammer Drones and Potts inadvertently learned of his palladium poisoning.