Discovered 1902 July 9 by L. Carnera at Heidelberg.
Named for the area in northeast Italy and northwest Yugoslavia including the territory between lower Po river and the Alps. The city of Venice lies in this region. (H 52; P. Sicoli)
Name suggested by Prof. E. Millosevich (Mem. Oss. Astron. Coll. Romano, Ser. III, Vol. IV, part 1, p. 27 (1904)).