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Canals of Venice, Italy - Ten Amazing Facts

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Canals of Venice, Italy - Ten Amazing Facts - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

- 6500 years ago, these canals did not exist.

- At that time, water from dissipating ice age flooded the plain to create this lagoon.

- In order to construct buildings, wooden beams were used as foundation under water.

- These canals have acted as a natural defense mechanism from invaders.

- Since Venice has no cars, canals are used as roads for all activities like marriages and funerals.

- Kids in Venice learn how to row boats just like they learn to drive in other cities.

- 400 bridges cover the canals in Venice.

- There are about 150 canals.

- Flooding is routing in Venice. Piazza San Marco gets flooded during high tide.

- Due to increased flooding recently, many residents have moved to second floors.