In my text, I ask what founds the particularity, uniqueness and exceptionality of Venice. I depart from Ulf Hannerz, who understands locality as a unique combination of external influences. I infer that his understanding consists in identifying locality with place. I propose to assume that locality is not place but its dimension, like other dimensions, such as: regionality, continentality, transcontinenality or globality. To understand the particularity of place one needs to analyze all its dimensions and their relations.