Venice has an extraordinary history, dating back to the fifth century when the first settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to build their homes on its small islands. From its glorious years as a successful maritime nation and an expert in trade, exploration, diplomacy and protecting its independence, to the fragile city of the twenty-first century.

Venice’s history is a tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity.
It was a trading crossroads between East and West which evidently influenced its language, traditions, art and people.

Today’s Venice still lives to the rhythm of the tides.
It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; proud and protective of its cultural and architectural heritage.

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