image 1: “No, there are no cars, no vehicles at all in Venice other than those that can navigate in the canals!” Image credits: technoblitz.it/innovative-veichles-amphicar-venezia

Driving to Saint Mark’s Square?

Today we laugh at the visitors who think you can get to St. Mark’s Square by car or by bus, but this was not such a strange idea for the engineers of the late 19th century who were trying to transform Venice in a “modern” city: let’s have a look at some projects aimed at making the lagoon city suitable for vehicles.

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