Friday, June 16, 2017
We had some great history lessons from our guides in Venice. One can't help but think that the political freedom experienced by the people ( sorry, men) of Venice led to the free flowing capitalism and economic success of Venice. At the time, Venice was at the crossroads of trade in the world. It became a melting pot where people of different religions, races and cultures were tolerated. It was only with the discovery of new lands and new trade routes that Venice's economic power declined.