On the birth of Venice scholars give the city an origin Roman, while the material and physical origin of Venice, risen from the water like a stone miracle, it's a miracle that comes from hard work and ingenuity of the Venetians.
You 'a unique city in its kind, think how can he stand without sinking in its buildings, its impressive churches such as St. Mark's or the Health and bell towers. Always for the construction of a building, small or big it was, the city has had to deal with the water, the salt, mud and sand, and from these elements the Venetians succeeded with their ingenuity to create a masterpiece engineering and beauty.
Venice is built on an immense "forest of upturned trees." Here's how the Venetians were operating: marked out the area devoted to foundations with two sets of parallel pilings each other a distance of about 80 cm, filled the space between the piling mud, emptied the remaining water the area that had been closed and once dry, they began to plant tree trunks, close to each other, so deep to reach solid ground. The interstices between a trunk and the other were filled with shards, glass, brick pieces, various scrap, stones, mixed with concrete. The officially recognized heads applied a table of larch or elm.
The poles driven into the mud became so strong and cemented together to be kept in good condition for centuries.
Small curiosities about Venetian architecture
The wells however are not such, but simply tanks, that do not fish in water tables (there is no fresh water but salty), but simply containers of rainwater channeled thanks to the width of the field.
The inverted bell chimneys are constructed so that the wind does not sparpagliasse around the sparks, which would have caused disastrous fires.
by Roberta Michieletto