Locality: Venetia Maritima

  • Sestiere – sestieri

    Sestiere – sestieri

    Venice is divided into six sestiere whose origin is as old as the city of Venice itself. As far as we know, they have always been there.

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  • Venice might not have been

    Venice might not have been

    Venice was an independent state for almost a millennium, but it might note have been. It all hinged on a single battle fought in the Venetian lagoon in 810.

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  • Invasions of Italy in Late Antiquity

    Invasions of Italy in Late Antiquity

    In late Antiquity the north-east of the Italian peninsula suffered many invasions. The wars caused people to move to the safer lagoon areas, and hence to the foundation of Venice.

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