brief history of Venice

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Venice History

The beginning of Venice was in the turbulent centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire. After the invasion of the Lombards to northern Italy in the year 568, many refugees escaped to the marshes in the delta of the Po River. They settled and built communities on the small islands in the lagoon. In 639 they started building a cathedral on the island of Torcello. Continue reading “Venice History” »

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