Monuments of venice

Monuments of Venice. Venice itself is a monument, an open-air museum. Any sights you visit, that is San Marco, the heart of Venice, or more distant areas from the tourist center, you will always find monuments, churches, palaces to visit and admire.
Monuments - San Marco Area

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....

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Monuments - San Marco Area

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...

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Monuments - San Marco Area

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...

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Monuments and Attractions around 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...

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Monuments - Rialto Area

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....

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Monuments - Accademia Area

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...

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Monuments - Cannaregio Area

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...

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Monuments - Cà d'Oro Area

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...

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Monuments - San Marco Area

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...

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Jewish Community

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....

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Monument and Museum - 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...

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Monuments - Castello Area

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...

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