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The charm of Venice

Venice is the Queen of the lagoon from which the Venetians dominated the Adriatic for centuries, creating the most splendid of all the maritime republics. The city leaves us stunned by the variety of its beauties, to the extent that one asks oneself: is there any corner of this city not worth visiting? Spread across 118 small islands, the city still maintains the ancient quarters of old – the sestieri: Cannaregio, S. Marco, Castello, S. Croce, S. Polo and Dorsoduro, and includes the islands of S. Giorgio Maggiore and Giudecca.

The prevailing atmosphere is that of a city that manages to be a bridge between East and West: all of this bears witness to a cosmopolitanism and wealth of commerce without equal, and transmitted by the Venetians into both public works and private residences. This is certainly the case for St Mark’s Basilica, built in the IX century, and whose architecture of domes and mosaics was inspired by the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople, and it is the case for all monuments in Venetian Gothic style, including the Doge’s Palace that, along with the basilica, dominates St Mark’s Square.

The splendour of Venice has lasted for centuries, giving rise to immortal works of art: from the Renaissance grace of the Rialto Bridge, to the classic eighteenth century beauty of the Church of Good Health (Chiesa della Salute), to the neoclassical equilibrium of the Fenice Theatre, one of the best-known in Italy and destroyed by fire in 1996. Innumerable museums and galleries (of which the “Accademia” and the “Museo Correr” are worth a mention) conserve an unrivalled artistic heritage.

St. Mark's Square
As the largest square in the city and the only one given the designation of "Piazza" (the others are all referred to as "Campi"), St.…
St. Mark's Basilica
The masterpiece of Piazza San Marco is, of course, the magnificent St. Mark's Basilica. Commissioned in 1071 by doge Domenico Contarini, this amazing church is…
Doge's Palace
Venice's two most iconic buildings, St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's palace, stand side by side and are architecturally good foils for each other. The…
Basilica of St. Mary of Health
The Basilica of St. Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute), commonly known simply as “La Salute”, is one of the largest churches…
Rialto Bridge
Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was…
Accademia Bridge
Ponte dell'Accademia is an other of the four bridges crosses the Grand Canal towards its lower, southern end, linking the San Marco district with the…
Church of the Most Holy Redeemer
The Church of the Most Holy Redeemer (Chiesa del Redentore), commonly known as “Il Redentore”, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church located on Giudecca (island)…
Basilica of Glorious St. Mary of Frari
The Basilica of Glorious St. Mary of Frari (Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari), usually just called the “Frari”, is one of the greatest…
Jewish Museum of Venice
The Jewish Museum of Venice is not simply an expository space, but a widespread museum, i.e. an urbanity, architectonic and museale complex unique of its…