Venice or “The Floating City” is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.
Did you know?
The city’s base is constructed of closely spaced wood pilings made mostly from alder trees. Submerged in water, the trunks don’t decay as they would above ground and are still intact after 1,500 years !
Limestone was placed on top of the pilings and acts as the foundation for the buildings seen in Venice today. That is just one fact we learned during our Venice kids tour.
To learn more about Venice and it’s history, we booked a tour with Macacotour one sunny morning in August. The company specializes in tours for families. As many parents have discovered, it’s rare to find a tour catering to children.