These events will offer an opportunity to explore Venice, a city that is forced to deal with the elements, issues and countless distinctive features of the lagoon on a daily basis. The young participants will have a chance to discover how humans were able to adapt both their means of transport and their construction systems to create a city built entirely on water, unique both in terms of its engineering and its architecture. The water level that reached a record high of 194cm when Venice flooded on 4th November 1966 and became known as the Aqua Granda, as well as the relationship between fresh and salt water, will be examined on a visit to the sandbanks and an in-depth look at typical lagoon vegetation.
By learning to read historical maps of Venice, kept in the State Archives, children will also have the opportunity to consider the relationship between water and land, the fine line between the lagoon’s two elements.
Padiglione delle Navi (Museo Storico Navale)
From the gondola to the disdotona and from the bragozzo to the mascaréta! A shipwright, who still builds and restores boats today, will take us on a tour of discovery to learn about the boats of Venice’s history, their characteristics and the different ways in which they were used in the lagoon city. At the end, like real sailors, we will board a boat to experience the thrill of rowing in the waters off Venice’s Arsenale.
In partnership with the Il Caicio Floating Cultural Association. Guided tour with Nicolò Zen.