Tuesday 2 July 2019

Venice and its Lagoon

I'm pretty sure that Venice is very beautiful and romantic but I have this impression that everybody goes to Venice and that the city is always crowded with tourists and that makes me don't want to go there... I prefer places more unexplored , but who knows someday

Basilica della Salute
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Santa Maria della Salute (English: Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church andminor basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice, Italy.
In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, ItalianSalute). The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena, who studied under the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death. - in: wikipedia

Basilica di San Marco
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The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (officially known in Italian as the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and commonly known as Saint Mark's Basilica) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, formerly at San Pietro di Castello. - in: wikipedia

Ponte di Rialto
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The Rialto Bridge (ItalianPonte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in VeniceItaly. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo. - in: wikipedia

Gondolas and San Giorgio Maggiore Island
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San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, northern Italy, lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group.
San Giorgio Maggiore was probably occupied in the Roman period; after the foundation of Venice it was called Insula Memmia after the Memmo family who owned it. By 829 it had a church consecrated to St George; thus it was designated as San Giorgio Maggioreto be distinguished from San Giorgio in Alga. - in: wikipedia

Doge's Palace
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A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards. The canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565. - in: https://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/the-museum/doges-palace/the-palace/

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