Cities of Italy: Venice

The capital of the region – Venice is built in the same lagoon on 122 islands (according to other data – 118), bound by 400 bridges. This is a real city-monument based approximately in V in. to N. NS., where absolutely any building can claim the title of historical. Therefore, it is not surprising that the whole of the old part of Venice and its lagoon is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Large Canal and Cathedral of Santa Maria della-Salute
  • View of San Marco Square from the Big Channel
  • Gondolas in front of Santa Maria della-Salute
  • Venice Carnival
  • Canal San Giorgio Dei Greci
  • Contarini del Bovolo

Attractions Venice

Most Venetian dots-channels are so narrow that in the walls of opposite houses you can easily resume our hands, while the buildings themselves reach the height of 7 floors. Channels have practically no shores – Majestic Houses "grow up" Right of water. One of the main attractions of the city – Big Channel (Channel-Grande, once it was the riverbed) passing through the entire city and having a length of about 4 km with a width of up to 70 meters. The big canal leads to the central square of Venice – Piazza-San Marco, on which the cathedral is located Basilica di San Marco (XI B.), his bell tower (the highest building in Venice is 99 m) and the famous palace Palazzo-Ducale (Doge Palace, XIV-XV BB.) forming the chief architectural ensemble of the city.

  • Piazza-San Marco
  • Palace of the Doge
  • Fargment of the facade of the Doge Palace
  • Cities of Italy Venice
  • Famous view of a large canal at sunset
  • Basilica di San Marco
  • Rialto Bridge

A colossal number of monuments of antiquity is concentrated around San Marco Square – Tower Orolojo (XV B.) with a clock, famous Rialto (Golden Bridge, 1588-1591.), Ponte dei-Soupiri (A bridge of sigh – an integral part of the Doge Palace, XVII in.), Building of old and new prosecution (XV-XVII centuries.), Ala Napoleonika (1810 g.), Bell Tower Campanile (IX-XVI centuries.), Palace of Venir de Leoni, San Marco Library (Sansovino, XVI in.) with Archaeological Museum and Mint Dzekka (Now it is the reading room of the library). Also nearby, you can find numerous Venice’s palaces for nobility (XI-XVIII centuries., focused for the most part along the big channel), Royal Sad, Cathedral of Santa Maria della Salute (1630 g.) and Skola-Grande dei-Carmini With magnificent frescoes, Church of San George-Maggiore On the island of the same name, lying almost opposite San Marco Square, Basilica Frari, Palace Ka-d’Oro (XV B., Now here is the famous Gallery Franceti – The second value in the city), Misericia Abbey, Theater la-phenic (1792 G.) and famous merryry shopping street.

  • Bell Tower Campanile
  • Facade San George-Maggiore
  • Church of San George-Maggiore
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria della Salute
  • Ka d’Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia)
  • Facade Santa Maria DELLA SALUTE

In the area of ​​Castello (the largest historical district of Venice, lying in the eastern part of the city) worth seeing San Pietro di Castello church (VIII-XVI centuries.), San Dzacaria (IX-XV BB.) and Santa Maria dei Miracoli (XV B.), grandiose Arsenal complex, Gardens Gardini Delia Biennale (1810 g.), Basilica Santi Giovanni E-Paolo (1430 g.) with tombs of noble citizens, Skol-Grand-San Marco (1260-1485.) and Skol-di San George-Deli-Schiavony (XVI B.).

  • Church of San Pietro di Castello
  • Arsenal complex
  • Facade of the Church of Santa Maria Degli Scalzi
  • Skol-Grand-San Marco
  • Santi Giovanni E Paolo
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

In the area of ​​San Polo deserve attention Church of Santa Maria Gloriosis dei Frari (1469 g.) from the second height of the bell tower of Venice, the famous Skol-San Rocco (1515-1560.) with painting tintoretto, as well as nearby Church of San Rocco.

The north of the railway station can be stroll through the narrow streets of the former Venetian ghetto.

Museums of Venice

Many old palaces are now museums, including those famous as Collection of Peggy Guggenheima (the largest meeting of modern art in Italy), Museum of Venice, Military Museum (models of ships and modern weapons), Gallery of the Academy, City Museum Correll (historical and artistic collections on the two top floors of new prosecutions), International Gallery of Contemporary Art Santa Croce and Modern Art Museum In Ka’Pzaro Palace (1710 g.) on the big channel as well Museum of Natural History in Fondaco dei Turks. Other old mansions are given under hotels and various administrative institutions, so for the most part also perfectly preserved.

  • View of the Academy Bridge and the Galleries of the Academy
  • The building of new prosecution, where the Museum of the Correll
  • Collection of Peggy Guggenheima
  • Military Museum

Islands around Venice

Venice surrounds about two dozen islands, each of which has its own history, and their monuments. On a 2 km north of the city of Island Murano, In which the unique glass products are made from the XIII century, there are workshops of this traditional local fishery (in the Middle Ages, Muranian glass windows had huge privileges and benefits, and now it is a closed caste, all members of which are tight professional selection). The sights of the island are Museum of Murana Glass, Cathedral of Santi Maria E-Donato (XII B.), Church of San Pietro Martir And, that is natural, numerous shops and exhibitions of Venetian glass.

Resort Lido Island It has good sandy beaches, as well as the only kind of casino, to get into which can only be water.

  • Lighthouse on O.Murano
  • Santi Maria E-Donato, o.Murano
  • Glass plants O.Murano
  • Magician glass manufacture

Small San George Island famous Cathedral of the Benedictine Monastery San George-Maggiore (1566-1610.), visually closing an ensemble of San Marco Square from the South.

Burano famous for its pastoral landscapes and embroidery masters, San Francesco del Dezeoto – Franciscan monasteries (XIV and XV in.), San Ladzaro deli Armenia – Women’s monastery with a printing house, which printed precious publications for centuries, and library (more than 30 thousand ancient volumes, among which 4 thousand miniatures of great value), and on Island of Judecca Interesting Church of Il Rentitor (1576-1592.).

  • Dome of the Church of Santa Maria-Elizabeth, o.Lido
  • Bridge and color houses, o.Burano
  • Street market on about.Burano
  • San Ladzaro deli Armenia
  • Famous colored houses about.Burano

Suburbs of Venice

The west of the city begins the popular seabed area – Riviera del Brent. This area of ​​sandy beaches and green parks as if repeats the direction of the ancient river, once connecting Padua and Venice. In the XVI-XVIII centuries, Riviera del Brent experienced the real golden age, turning into a privileged resort for a rich Venetian nobility that built a variety of villas on the banks of the river and lagoon. Many of these mini palaces are real works of art, since they were built and decorated with the best masters of their time. Therefore, now such masterpieces like Villas Foskari (Malkontent), Soranso (Fathesso), Morosini (Mirano), Sagredo (Vigorovo), Vidman (Porto World), Scripture (Country) and others, attract considerable attention. Especially since they see them very simple – the legendary motor ship "Bourkello", Running between Padua and Venice from April to October, specially stops near the most beautiful villas on Riviera.

Cities of Italy Venice

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