According to tradition, Venice was established in 421 AD, when the Celtic inland population, called the “Veneti”, moved towards the lagoon to seek shelter from the barbarian invasions.
In the lagoon, they found great abundance of natural resources and they settled in there, founding the city of Venice and populating the overlooking islands in the Lagoon.
At first, fishing and hunting activities became main sources of livelihood; later the Lagoon provided naturally protected conditions for the growth of the Venetian Republic and its maritime empire.
Venice is located right in the center of the Lagoon on a group of 118 small islands, separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges.
The Venice Lagoon is the largest wetland in the Mediterranean Sea and connects to the Adriatic Sea by three inlets: Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia.
The Venice Lagoon is a perfect combination for a discerning tourism: art and culture, nature and history, food and traditions and much more…