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Venice's 1600 year Celebration

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Watching Italian TV today, I was reminded that March 25th was the 1600 year celebration of Venice's founding.


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According to Wikipedia:


 The traditional founding is identified with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo on the islet of Rialto (Rivoalto, "High Shore")—said to have taken place at the stroke of noon on 25 March 421 (the Feast of the Annunciation).

More information from Wikipedia:


Although no surviving historical records deal directly with the founding of Venice, tradition and the available evidence have led several historians to agree that the original population of Venice consisted of refugees—from nearby Roman cities such as PaduaAquileiaTrevisoAltino, and Concordia (modern Portogruaro), as well as from the undefended countryside—who were fleeing successive waves of Germanic and Hun invasions. This is further supported by the documentation on the so-called "apostolic families", the twelve founding families of Venice who elected the first doge, who in most cases trace their lineage back to Roman families.


With the COVID-19 restrictions, however, any celebration will be delayed.

Oh, well, the closest I'll get to Venice this year is the one located in a Nevada desert:

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guy also known as gaius



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