Venezia, Veneto, Italia

The city of Venezia was founded 421 to protect the inhabitants from the inflow of foreign tribes as part of the Völkerwanderung, first the Langobards and later the Huns. They developed into a trading place with good connections across the whole Mediterrenean Sea, especially the East Roman Emperor in Konstantinopel. They acted as the connection point for merchants into European mainland and developed dominance in various parts of the Mediterranean See. They replaced Saint Theodor as city saint with the Marcus the Evangelist, very prominent at the Piazza San Marco and the cathedral in his name. Napoleon ended the souverain state, then the area became part of Italy.
Recommended travel from the airport to the city is the water taxi starting at the harbour next to the airport terminal. Scenic and practical transport to your hotel area!
 
Canale Grande 

Canale Grande near Hotel Marconi

Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi

 
Accademia  

Last Support at Accademia, left

Accademia

Last Support at Accademia, right

I visited the Gallerie dell'Accademia and looked at another "Last Supper" with interesting details by Paolo Veronese.

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Last Support at Accademia, center
San Marco

San Marco by Gentile Bellini


Palazzo Barbaro

Palazzo Barbaro on Canale Grande
Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco with Campanile


Basilica San Marco

Basilica San Marco
San Marco facade

San Marco facade


San Marco interiore

San Marco interior view
Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale


Colonna San Marco

Colonna di San Marco
Torre dell'Orologio

Torre dell'Orologio


Rialto

Rialto bridge
Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria della Salute, Dorsoduro


Altar of Santa Maria della Salute

Altar of Santa Maria della Salute
Rio de San Trovaso

Rio de San Trovaso, Dorsoduro


Ca' Rezzonico

Museo Ca' Rezzonico
Lamp in Ca'Rezzonico

Lamp in Ca'Rezzonico


Il Redentore

Il Redentore
San Marco, Palazzo Ducale

San Marco, Palazzo Ducale

 

Links

City of Venice Wiki about Venice Basilica San Marco

 
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