These sites are about Venice, Italy. There is information on Venice’s history, unique architecture, and how it has been shaped by the surrounding sea. See pictures of the city’s numerous bridges and canals, and find out about Venice’s famous gondolas. Learn about the MOSE project to protect the city from floods and compare it to other places that are threatened by rising water. Included is an eThemes resource on Italy.
Explored this site to find out about the struggle to save Venice from the sea. Watch a video about the proposed barriers to hold back the tide, watch an animation that explains tidal ebb and flow, zoom in on clickable satellite images of the region, and more.
On this site you can learn about the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. Find out about the church's architecture and mosaics, the piazza and its preservation, or read a timeline of the monument's history. Click on "Virtual Basilica" to view 360 degree panoramas and 3-D animations of this important landmark.
Explore this site to learn about the Venice lagoon. Under "Safeguarding Activities" click on "Defense From High Waters" to learn about the MOSE system of defense from flooding. Read about problems facing the city and its lagoon, and view satellite images and photographs of the work in progress.
Use the slider on the left or the controls on the right to explore this interactive map of Venice. Zoom in to see individual streets and canals, or click on a point of interest to view more information.
These sites introduce the country of Italy. There is information on Italy's history, culture, art, traditions, cuisine, cars, and more. You can listen to a recording of the National Anthem, take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, view an interactive map, or read about the history of pizza.