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Saint Mark's Square

Monuments - San Marco Area

Saint Mark Square St. Mark's Square is really the heart of Venice, mostly because of its location on the banks of the grand canal, and because of the great number of beautiful, historical monuments located there. Politically and culturally, St. Mark's Square has always been a very important and strategical area in Venice [.....]

Saint Mark's Basilica

Monuments - San Marco Area

Saint Mark's Basilica St. Mark's Basilica majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city's history. Possession of the saint's relics enabled the Republic to establish its authority, from 828 onward, over Grado and Aquileia. In 1063, under Doge Domenico Contarini, it was decided to rebuild the church on the same Greek cross plan [.....]

The Doge Palace

Monuments - San Marco Area

The Doge Palace The Doge's Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of that great scheme of town-planning which was carried out through successive centuries [.....]

The Grand Canal

Monumnets and Attractions around Venice

The Grand Canal of Venice llustrating the uniqueness of Venice, this great 'road of water' is the most beautiful street in Venice. One can glide along the Grand Canal and be surrounded by the most opulent architecture. The atmosphere is absolutely unforgettable, as the splendour of the Grand Canal is unparalleled [.....]

The Rialto Bridge

Monuments - Rialto Area

The Rialto Bridge The Rialto Bridge's 24-foot arch was designed to allow passage of galleys, and the massive structure was built on some 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years later. The architect, Antonio da Ponte, competed against such eminent designers as Michelangelo and Palladio for the contract [.....]

The Accademia Bridge

Monuments - Accademia Area

The Accademia Bridge The Ponte dell’Accademia was built in 1854, during the Austrian occupation. One of the three bridges spanning the Canal Grande. The Austrians envisioned a wide bridge, enabling troops to move more quickly over the broad canal. Engineer Miozzi [.....]

The Scalzi Bridge

Monuments - Cannaregio Area

The Scalzi Bridge Old Austrian bridge, on this part of Gran Canal, represented an age that was finishing. In this period of deep transformation, project by engineer Eugenio Miozzi was chosen to subsitute the rectilinear iron bridge [.....]

The Ca'd'Oro Palace

Monuments - Ca'd'Oro Area

The Ca'd'Oro Palace This beautiful Gothic palace along the Grand Canal of Venice was originally covered in gold leafs, vermilion and ultramarine decorations. The palace reveals Moorish influence in its roof and sinuous pointed arches. The only problem with the use of this building as an art museum is that the Ca' d'Oro is so opulent that its architecture [.....]

The Bridge of Sighs

Monuments - San Marco Area

The Bridge of Sighs The Bridge of Sighs received its name in the 17th century, because the prisoners who passed through it on their way to the prison cells on the other side would most likely see the beautiful sight of the lagoon and the island of S.Giorgio and freedom for the last time [.....]

The Ghetto of Venice

Jewish Community

The Ghetto of Venice Venice's Ghetto, which is in the Cannaregio area, was originally a foundry - "G(h)etto" means "foundry" in Venetian . In 1516, the Jews of Venice were confined in this area by the Council of Ten. They gave the New Foundry island to the Jews with the agreement that they would be confined their during the night [.....]

Scuola Grande
di San Rocco

Monument and Museum - San Rocco

Scuola Grande di San Rocco This School was built in the 1515 following the project of Bon and Scarpagnino, and soon became famous becouse of the Tintoretto's paintings that remained here for more than twenty years and that rappresented the masterpieces of Venetian painting between the Renaissance and Mannerism [.....]

Naval Academy

Monuments - Castello Area

Naval Academy Arsenale By 1400, the Arsenal was already the world’s most extensive industrial complex, with 3,000 employees (known as “Arsenalotti”) and a production capacity which, by the 1500s, had reached no less than six galleys a month. This achievement was made possible by outstanding managerial talent and modern organisation [.....]

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