When was Venice built?

Venice is a beautiful city that lives across multiple different islands, where the name the Floating City came from.

Venice is a beautiful city in Italy that is worth visiting at least once during your Italy trip. You need to see for yourself the unique city living above a lagoon.

But when was Venice built? Apparently right at noon on March 25 in 421 A.D. was when Venice existed. Well, that’s according to tradition. In 450 A.D., a lot of people fled the mainland and started to settle in Venice. Though at the time Venice was only water, reeds, and marshland.

How was Venice built?

With Venice first being mainly marshland, building the city wasn’t ever going to be a walk in the park. People started to dig canals and used wooden planks. They started to also place the planks on the mud to create a platform which is still the same platform used today under the buildings.

What should I do in Venice?

While visiting Venice, ideally you will want to spend around two to three days in the city. That gives you enough time to explore the different islands, check out the main attractions, and taste some delicious food.

Spend the afternoon on a gondola

Nothing quite beats a visit to Venice without experiencing going on a gondola ride. Sit back and relax as you float through the beautiful city on an afternoon tour. You’ll go through different canals and pass by famous landmarks where you can admire the architecture.

Walk through St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)

St. Mark’s Square is the main public square you can visit in Venice. The square is home to some of the main Venice attractions, including St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.

Walk around the square and check out the incredible architecture and the shops and restaurants that are nearby.

Check out Doge’s Palace

Doge’s Palace is one of the main attractions in Venice. The palace was built in Venetian Gothic style and was where the Republic of Venice lived, also known as the Doge of Venice.

Inside Doge’s Palace, it’s worth seeing some highlights that include Porta Della Carta, Scala d’ Oro, and Foscari Arch.

See where Spider-Man: Far From Home did filming

Rialto Bridge features in the 2019 Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) on the bridge.
Long before Spider-Man was filmed here, the bridge was known for being the oldest bridge crossing the Grand Canal! The bridged officially opened in 1591 and took three years to build.

Make sure you don’t miss this bridge that offers breathtaking views and a great photo opportunity!

Venice provides incredible sightseeing and is one of the most visited city in Italy. Some main islands to visit while in Venice include Burano, Torcello, and Murano. Here you can stroll through the islands, look at the main attractions and check out stores that sit between the narrow walkways.

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