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  • Prostitution in Venice

    Prostitution in Venice

    In ancient Venice prostitution was considered a necessary evil, where more harm would come from a ban than from a de facto acceptance

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  • Population 49,999

    Population 49,999

    The population of the city of Venice has been in a steep decline for the last seventy years, and is now under 50,000 inhabitants.

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  • The Fall of Venice

    The Fall of Venice

    The fall of Venice on May 12th, 1797, was the result of a war that the Republic of Venice formally wasn’t even party to.

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  • Old maps of Venice

    Old maps of Venice

    Old maps are an important source for our understanding of how Venice looked and functioned in the past

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  • Streets in Venice

    Streets in Venice

    Streets in Venice have different names from in the rest of Italy, because Venice wasn’t a part of Italy for most of its history.

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  • Archaeological digs in St. Mark’s square

    Archaeological digs in St. Mark’s square

    Archaeological digs in the Piazza San Marco have uncovered parts of the ancient church of San Giminiano and a grave of four persons

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  • Map of the lagoon islands

    Map of the lagoon islands

    This is an interactive map of most of the islands in the Venetian lagoon. Many islands are abandoned, or privately owned and inaccessible

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  • Ca’ Dario

    Ca’ Dario

    The Ca’ Dario on the Grand Canal in Venice has lately acquired a bad reputation, but it is almost guaranteed ghost-less.

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  • Rubbish collection today

    Rubbish collection today

    Garbage collection in Venice today is more efficient, but suffers nonetheless from some of the same problems as always.

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  • A Chronology of the Black Plague in Venice

    A Chronology of the Black Plague in Venice

    The black plague ravaged Venice for centuries, from the mid 1300s to the late 1700s. This is a chronology of some of the most important events.

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