Legend has it that ... on 25 March 421, what will later be a city unique in the world, a millenary empire, a cradle of excellence and a symbol recognized all over the world: Venice was founded.

The charm of this legend is represented by the mystery that surrounds the origins of the city - like the mythical mists of Avalon - a still obscure chapter of medieval history whose few historical sources often mix reality, myth and legend in an inseparable way. However, it is plausible to consider half of the year 1000 as a testimony of an inhabited lagoon, "where the inhabitants lived in the manner of water birds", as described in a letter of 537-538 ordering the transport of goods by lagoon from Istria to Ravenna, the Roman senator Flavio Aurelio Cassiodoro, minister of the Ostrogoth kings.

So they lived like this, with the boats tied out as if they were animals - a bit like the figure of the classic horse waiting outside the saloon, found in any Far West film, or those animals tied to the farms of the past - with the their only wealth represented by fishing and salt production.

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