At the peak of its power and wealth in the thirteenth century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe and had 36,000 sailors operating 3,300 ships, dominating commerce in the Mediterranean. During this time, the leading families of Venice vied with each other to build the most spectacular palace along the Grand Canal.
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At the peak of its power and wealth in the thirteenth century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe and had 36,000 sailors operating 3,300 ships, dominating commerce in the Mediterranean. During this time, the leading families of Venice vied with each other to build the most spectacular palace along the Grand Canal.

© David Noyes 2011

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