Venice Water Taxi to Rialto Bridge
Now it’s time to sail in a boat. “The City of Bridges” is waiting for you.
Duration: 13 min. 56 sec.
Video by: tomandsallie
Venice is a city of small islands, enhanced during the Middle Ages by the dredging of soils to raise the marshy ground above the tides. The resulting canals encouraged the flourishing of a nautical culture which proved central to the economy of the city. Today those canals still provide the means for transport of goods and people within the city.
The maze of canals threaded through the city requires the use of more than 400 bridges to permit the flow of foot traffic.