Venice cannot be described here in a simple way. We would rather prefer to focus our interest to the city as the origin of the Vianello family although it seems that Venice as such played a little role, if any, in the fortunes of the family. Actually, Giovanni left the city to Salonica presumably in the mid-18th century and never came back. For the time being, ther is no evidence that he had a "venetian connection" to carry out his international business. In fact his headquarter was in Thessaloniki.