"Venice, Italy"

Sung in the majestic works of poets of a refined Venice – the beautiful metropolis of contrasts and illusions. Behind the beautiful facades of the Doge's Castle and St. mark's square, shabby, damp-eaten neighborhoods hide, and the shiny masks of the catchy Venetian carnival hide the dull and sometimes complex daily reality of the district inhabitants.
And yet Venice is Grand, no matter what stories did not come up on the theme of this metropolis. Let it more than a decade goes under water, all just as nimble gondoliers will roll tourists on the narrow channels for endless years. And as before — in the hot summer months at the key Palazzo of Venice will not be crowded by tourists flown from all over the world, in order to only touch the magnificent situation of the magical metropolis of Europe.
The key Aqua Avenue of Venice is 4 km long,it is the Grand canal. it flows through the whole metropolis. Comes immediately at the railway station of Santa Lucia. Here runs a large number of pleasure boats, where it is possible to see the metropolis in all its beauty. Many more strolls through the channel of social vehicles. Along the coast there are beautiful Palazzo, ancient churches, picturesque houses. Any year on the Grand channel the historical regatta is arranged.
The Central Venetian square of the Immaculate Mark, an important city landmark and the pride of the Venetians. The area has long been the emblem of the metropolis, its personification. There is a key space in Venice, happen all cultural steps, and pavements each year trample shoes of several million tourists. On the square there are 2 columns with sculptures of a winged lion and the Apostle Mark.
The iconic sanctuary of San Marco in the traditional Byzantine manner (very unusual for Western Europe), adorning the St. Marco. Until the early nineteenth century the Church was doing the functions of the Royal chapel, where the coronations of rulers, the Doges. Here are saved the strength of the Apostle Marco, who in the X century were brought to Venice later another crusade. The temple began to build in the XI century, but the work was completed only by the end of the XV century.
Clock tower of the Immaculate Mark was built in the XV century according to the plan designer M. Coducci. The tower was designed in such a way that the astronomical dial could be seen from the Adriatic sea. This way, all the guests of the metropolis, stepping on the promenade, had the opportunity to immediately feel the power and heritage of the Venetian Republic. The tower is painted with a statue of a winged lion, which is considered the famous emblem of Venice.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Mark's Campanile is a hundred-meter bell tower of the XVI century, which used to serve as a lighthouse for arriving ships. In the middle Ages there was a video camera for torture inside. On the bell platform there are 5 bells, any of them contains its purpose. At the beginning of the XX century as a result of an earthquake the bell tower collapsed, but in 1912 it was again restored. The restorers managed to return the tower to its original appearance.
Franciscan Gothic Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari XIII-XIV centuries, dedicated to St. To The Virgin Mary. During the construction a number of styles were used: Byzantine, Venetian and Gothic. For painting the walls and interior decoration were invited to the best at the time of the master. For example, in the temple is a statue of John the Baptist by the famous Donatello and the view of "Madonna Pesaro" by the immortal Titian.
The temple of Santa Maria della Salute was seen as a gratitude to God for the liberation of Venice from the terrible plague in the XVII century. The disease claimed 10 thousand lives (it is more than thirty percent of the population of the metropolis in those centuries). Construction of the Cathedral lasted 50 years, for durability under its base was hammered countless number of wooden beams. The sanctuary is the vis-a-vis of the Doge's Castle on the key city square of St. Mark.
The temple of San Giorgio Maggiore is located on the Peninsula of the same name. It was built in the XVI century in the traditional manner of the Renaissance. Since the X century, the Peninsula is considered the property of the monastic order of St. Benedict. Before the earthquake at the beginning of the XIII century there was a monastery and a dilapidated sanctuary, which were destroyed as a result of the elements. Fresh temple was seen by the beginning of the XVI century. On the inner walls are depicted "manna from Heaven" and "Last supper" Tintoretto.
The Palace of the Doges, where for centuries lived the Doge-the rulers of the independent, rich and influential Venetian Republic. The Palace was built, completed and decorated for more than 100 years, trying to give it enough splendor and wealth. Just as a result of this building complex gives a mix of styles. Here and late European Gothic, and Byzantine classicism, and components Moorish style. Nowadays, the building is a Museum.
The official title of the structure of the Palace CA ' d'oro Palazzo SV. Sofia. The room was built in the XV century. Designers Bartolomeo and Giovanni Bon commissioned one of the most powerful Venetian families. For external finishing gold leaf was used, but up to now it has not remained. In the late nineteenth century the cottage was bought by Baron Giorgio Franchetti. The aristocrat collected a huge collection of paintings, which together with the housing went to the state later his death.
The CA’ Rezzonico Museum in the grandiose Palazzo of the XVII century, where are exhibited the works of the longs, Piazetta, Tintoretto, Guardi. In addition to painting in the Museum you can look at the statues, furniture and clothes. The exteriors of the castle show attraction to bisnovaty luxury typical for the Venetian aristocracy in the XVII-XVIII century, the Palazzo belonged to the genus Rezzonico, where it turned Pope Clement XIII.
One of the leading musical theatres of Venice. The premises Of the La Fenice theatre were completed by 1982. Just here in 1813 was the debut of Gioachino Rossini, whose operas are currently staged in all theaters of the world. A number one arena burned, but any one rebuilt in an even more beautiful appearance, for which it received its title ("La Fenice" means "Phoenix"). The final fire happened in 1996, and later the stage was opened for visitors only in 2003.
Museum, the above-named in honour of collector Teodoro Correr – adept aristocratic Venetian family. All his own collection this patron bequeathed the town together with the castle, where this collection was. Little by little, the Museum funds grew, purchased fresh works of art, some exhibits were presented by private individuals. For example, gradually formed the Foundation of the civic museums of Venice.
The Academy of the gallery was founded at the end of the XVIII century. In the beginning it was a secondary school of painting and statues, and after that began to be seen exhibition. Among the exhibits there are paintings painted by Veneziano, Titian and Canaletto. In the XIX-XX centuries the collection was quite unpresentable, but thanks to the gifts of patrons the number of exhibition halls increased to 24. At the entrance to the Museum every time lined up a giant queue, as a consequence of this will need to wait in order to go inside.
The Peggy Guggenheim Museum of advanced art, based by the niece of the popular collector Solomon Guggenheim (his galleries are not closed worldwide). There are exhibited works by Kandinsky, Picasso, Klee, Dali and Miro. From time to time, the Museum's land hosts short-term exhibitions. The collection is located in an unfinished Palazzo. The base of the exhibition-paintings from his own collection of Peggy Guggenheim.
The Murano archipelago is made of small 5 Islands, where products made of Venetian glass have been produced for hundreds of years. From here a glass-blowing business has spread all over Venice. On the Peninsula it is possible to see the progress of the creation of masterpieces or visit once from countless shops offering products of regional masters for every taste. Saranovskoe a whistle – promoted universal brand, highly regarded outside of Italy.
A small island of Burano near Venice, where the times of the city's neighborhoods of Venice. Space it is curious that, in fact that there are picturesque, colorful houses unusual bright colour. The regional legend says, as if it were the spouses of the district of zapevaj decorate the walls, so that the tipsy wife is not confused personal dwelling with the neighbor's house. Curiously, the fact that, for any house is officially assigned a specific paint.
Armory and shipyard in the historical part of Venice. Arsenal were implemented in the beginning of the XII century for the purposes of the equipment of war galleys. Here was coined Galleon-a warship, a true floating strengthforth, which was used in many future naval battles. At the moment, the Arsenal building is a research center and an exhibition hall, where it is possible to trace the situation of the formation of shipbuilding at the Venetian shipyard.
A long bridge of Sighs in the shape of the arch, thrown through the Palace canal. It brings together the Royal the Doge's Palace with the jail. The architecture of the bridge stands out for its elegance and romance. This is a famous space for Dating. 1 of the Venetian belief is actually that couple who kiss in this space, never goes out mutual commitment. Not all, the overestimated concern of tourists to this interesting place has the opportunity to upset the whole romance of the stage.
The current bridge of the Constitution, which was built in 2008. it unites the shores of the Great Venetian canal. The system is still under criticism because of inappropriate architecture and because of the view spoiling the chivalrous appearance of the metropolis. Indeed, steel gaps and glass parapets are not enough in common with the Venetian style around the buildings. The plan of the bridge was developed by the Spanish designer Calatrava.
Rialto bridge through the Grand canal in the same quarter. Past him swim all pleasure boats, so that tourists were able to arrange a photo for memory. Transportation in this space is from the XII century At the beginning it was a floating bridge, after that wood, in the XVI century it became stone. The system crashed some number one with enviable regularity. The construction of 1591, which turned out to be stronger than its predecessors, has reached our days.
The well-known Venetian coffee house, working since the XVIII century. The cafe has a number of halls, including a private orchestra. All the familiar people who have come to Venice for the last 150 years, necessarily noticed their presence in this space. In "Florian", it is possible to enjoy desserts, cocktails and coffee. On the topic of the cost of the institution between tourists strolling bikes, such as they are quite high, as in any similar space.
The 1st, actually what comes to mind at the mention of Venice is the gondola and its managing: happy, intelligent and somewhat meaningless gondolier. Walking through the Venetian canals is the most famous pastime for tourists. But not enough who understands, in fact that some boats at a price superior to expensive cars, and to obtain a license gondolier candidate must be trained for a long time and give a difficult test.
Held in Venice film festival event of international scale in the world of cinema, which intends to the universal starry sky and the adepts of the top. Here, the jury is taken to the Tribunal author's films, documentaries and short films. The key prize is the Yellow lion. Having received the sacred statue, the Director has the opportunity to plan for profitable contracts and tempting plans. Almost all film fans from all over the world want to get to the Venice festival.
Solemn extravaganza before the coming of the Majestic post, leaving the customs in the distant past. During The Venetian Carnival, the streets are filled with people in rich costumes and masks, almost all-legged of which are considered a work of art. In the Palazzo run balls, dinner parties in the manner of the Renaissance and Baroque. This is a magical time when a whole metropolis for a whole 10 days sails into the brilliant past.
P.S. Traditional dish and drink which I advise you to try:
Liver on-Venetian-a mixture of Carpaccio and liver, 2-not the most beloved and famous meat dishes in Italy. People who dislike the liver, but try it in Italy, fall in love with her tender taste one and forever. For this, the liver is not simmered together with onions for a long time. Likely more luxurious options, when the liver prosushivayut, then deep fried, pour the white wine and evaporate the wine. Subsequently, these manipulations are cut pieces of liver sprinkled with cheese, parsley or greenish onion, add cream.
Valpolicella-one of the favorite varieties of red wine residents of this beautiful city. Valpolicella, as they say in Italy, wine for every day. Although there are more expensive and refined varieties, for example, Amarone (Amarone) or Recioto (Recioto).
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