You cannot leave Venice without having admired the city from another perspective, without filling your eyes with the sight of magnificent buildings reflected on the canals, of dusk light floating on water, you can’t leave Venice without experiencing the magic and the relaxation of a gondola ride.
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“Venice is in water and has no water”, said Marin Sanudo in 1500.
As Venice was surrounded by salt water but didn’t have drinking water due to its hydro-geological characteristics, wells were built all around the city to collect rainwater. Continue reading “A city on the water but without fresh water”
Venice counts more than a hundred islands, intersected by about 150 canals, linked together by more than 400 bridges that originally consisted of wooden planks because they served the passage of horses in use in Venice in 1400. They were later built in stone and brick, protected by side espaliers. Continue reading “Steps on the water”
The Venice lagoon or Venetian Lagoon is located in the Northern Adriatic Sea, along the coasts of Veneto region, has long been under UNESCO protection.
The lagoon of Venice is nearly 6000 years old. In its place there was once a plain formed by sediments carried by rivers like the Brenta and the Piave, after the ice melting and the last glaciation. In later centuries there were, and still are, phenomena such as the lowering of ground for the gradual consolidation of alluvial deposits and the consequent rise of sea level. Continue reading “Venice lagoon”