One of the first seaplanes of the story is about to start from the San Marco Basin (Library of Congress - George Grantham Bain Collection).

When the lagoon was also a runway for seaplanes: here the single-seater — one of the first seaplanes in history — of Captain Ginocchio, one of the first flight instructors, about to take off from the Venetian lagoon, in the early 1900s. Behind it, the complex of San Giorgio and Punta della Dogana.

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