Venice is located in Italy, along the Adriatic Sea. Sometime in the fifth century, inhabitants of the fallen Roman
Empire fled from invading armies and settled among the fishermen and salt workers in the marshes. Through the
centuries 190 canals were channeled and the excavated earth (mixed with tree trunks for stability) raised 118 islets.
These islets eventually became the base for one of the most romantic, one of the most distinctive and historically
precious cities in the world.