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Name of the Site: Venice
WGS 45.434008, 12.338070
GPS Coordinates : 45º 26’ 2.4282’’ N - 12º 20’ 17.052’’ E
The organisation of the Venetian maritime trades reaches its peak between the thirteenth and the fifteenth century with the organisation of the system of Mude. They are convoys organised by the state with state-owned ships rented to private entrepreneurs. With this system, it was guarantee, not only a security basic condition given by the reciprocal defence that the ships in convoy could give each-other, but in particular from having disposed real commercial trades on 8 destinations, for which they were strictly planned the dates of departure, of return and each single seaport, therefore defining a condition of security and control of each single typology of goods in the Venetian marked destined to the countries of the Central Europe. The lagoon of Venice is extended in an area of 550 sq km between the South estuary of Brenta river (Brondolo) and the north estuary of Sile river (Piave vecchia). From the hydrographic point of view the lagoon is divided in three basins that covers respectively the area according to the following percentuage: Lido 48%, Malamocco 31% and Chioggia 21%.