Ten Amazing Facts About the Canals of Venice, Italy
Description:Learn ten amazing facts about the canals of Venice, Italy. 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, including marriages and funerals.