In the 12th to 14th centuries Venice was the center of the great maritime powers. Later, in 1866, Venice became part of the kingdom of Italy for the first time since the Roman Empire.Today, more than 14 million visitors travel the Grand Canal and walk the same cobblestone alleyways and bridges in a city that has changed little in 200 years.
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In the 12th to 14th centuries Venice was the center of the great maritime powers. Later, in 1866, Venice became part of the kingdom of Italy for the first time since the Roman Empire.Today, more than 14 million visitors travel the Grand Canal and walk the same cobblestone alleyways and bridges in a city that has changed little in 200 years.

© David Noyes 2011

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