Travel and Culture in Veneto
Venice was born in the 9th century in the Lagoon of Veneto, on the small Rialto island.
The town began to become important after the 4th Crusade (1204), when the Doge Enrico Dandolo, who was ruling the Republic of Venice in that period, consolidated the supremacy of this town in the Adriatic Sea.
The expansion of Venice on the mainland ended in 1454 with the Peace of Lodi that marked the boundaries with the Dukedom of Milan and allowed the town to govern the whole Veneto. In this way, Venice had a period of prosperity that lasted until the discovery of America.
After 1492 a period of decay put Venice aside from the big changes which were happening in Europe and in 1797 Napoleon, with the Treaty of Campoformio, surrendered it to Austria.
So Venice was annexed to Italy in 1866 and then followed the events of its own country.
Venice photographies kindly granted by Comune di Venezia