Like most cities in Italy, the birth of Venice has a history of myths and tales. The inhabitants of Aquileia laid the foundations for this unique city in the 5th century A.D.. Its storied origins and unique location makes Venice an intriguing city to visit. Here are 7 interesting facts you need to know before you visit Venice.
1. Venice is the shape of a fish
Many travelers visiting Venice for the first time wonder how momentous structures like the Campanile di San Marco or the Basilica di San Marco have withstood the test of time. Construction in Venice must endure water, salty air, mud and sand. Through a system of building stilts and preventing leaks with mud, bricks and waste material, Venetians engineered a cemented foundation that’s held for centuries. Who would have guessed that from the air, Venice takes the shape of a fish?! Oh, the