The most famous and longest canal in Venice, Italy. Venice was built beginning in the 1600’s on islands and on trees driven into the bottom of a shallow sea. There are no roads. Transportation is by gondola to piazzas, buildings, and palaces. Over the years,

Venice has been sinking as a result of wave action from the seas. Engineers are working on large mechanical barriers to reduce wave action eroding the base upon which Venice was originally built.

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