Ever wonder how Venetians got their drinking water, being surrounded by salt water? There are over 600 sophisticated rainwater filtration devices throughout Venice. They are no longer in use, because of draining the aquifers intensified the of sinking city. 

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                             

Venetian Wells, Sarah Pierroz © 2014

A schematic of their interior of Venetian wells can be seen in more detail in the images below: 

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Another resource to share is a web-site with photos of the different wells in Venice, according to each district: 

http://veredapozzo.com/sestriere-san-marco.html

How many different wells designs can you find in the city? 

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