Venice (Italian: Venezia) is a city in Northeastern Italy. Venice is made up of 117 small islands that are separated by beautiful canals and linked by marvelous bridges. This is the city of flattering and suspect beauty. It is a place of somniferous eroticism and voluptuous beauty.
The origin of Venice dates back to the mid 400, over 1500 years ago. The foundation of the town was the result of a flight of the people living in the Veneto terra firma: as a consequence of the barbarians invasion from northern and eastern Europe following the Roman Empire decline they escaped towards the nearby archipelago. Depopulation is a serious issue for the lagoon town: Venetians living in the historic center were 121,000 in 1966, decreased to about 60,000 today.At this rate, some experts expect that in 2030 Venice may be a ghost town, populated only with tourists, coming in at morning until evening, like in a big theme park.
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