Why is Venice built on water?

Life was no fairy tale in fifth-century Italy. When waves of invaders threatened the countryside and cities in the northeastern part of the country, the locals are needed a safe place to lie low. A marshy lagoon between the mouths of two rivers made a good refuge from the barbarians. The Roman refugees spread their settlement across the lagoon’s 118 islands, connecting them with wooden bridges and commuting in the canals between them. In the centuries since, Venice developed into a thriving city faces a new threat – rising sea levels due to climate change.


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