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Museo Correr Venice

Museo Correr Venice is a unique museum that has existed since the 13th century. This museum expresses the history of Venice, Italy between the 13th and 16th century. It has the collection of unique paintings, pictures, coins, prints and military regalia. In fact, this old museum holds every item in Venice that was able to survive the renaissance and medieval periods.

Museo Correr Venice

Museo Correr Venice

Talk of an impressive building. The Museo Correr Venice is one of a kind. It has 15 rooms all of which have a unique story to tell about the long Italian history. Any tourist interested in getting a piece of two about the history of Italy should not leave the country without visiting this site.

This museum’s history began with the famous Teodoro Correr who was a noble man descendant that specialized in collecting important art and publicizing them in an open display for all to see. The museum has gone through a number of transformations and reorganizations that led to its current state from 1922 where its rooms have maintained a neo classical style.

Your visit to this museum begins with Napoleon wing where you get to see some of the unique Neo classical art, decorations and fittings. It is here that you get a taste of the French Italian traditional art sense.

Farther on with your visit you will notice some things that stand out. Certain portraits including those of the family of Bellini are spread over the walls. Some of this date back to the mid 1400’s but were lost until in the mid twentieth century when they were rediscovered. This is the most important part as it marks a transformation in an important artist’s career.

The last part of this museum is the Libreria, which is an important part of Italy’s culture. It shows the super marriage arrangements in the history of Italians. It is what captures the unique architecture of the 16th century with a classical touch that can be found nowhere else. Anyone desiring to have a glimpse of important ancient artist works should make a date and visit the Museo Correr Venice.

Luckily enough, the visiting hours are friendly. Furthermore, visitors will not have a difficult time accessing this museum, as it is located at the center of Venice. It is up to you to enjoy the rich history and art of Italy.

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Venice Attractions Top 10

Venice is a city in the northeastern side of Italy. It is the capital of Veneto region and is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon. It is widely known for its beautiful artworks, architecture, and setting. Venice is on the list of World Heritage site.

Venice Attractions Top 10

Venice Attractions Top 10 are the following:

1. Canals of Venice
They were built by nascent Venice in a swampy and sparsely settled lagoon to enable them escape the swords of the invading Barbarians. They date back to the 5th century.

The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal in Venice is broad and is 2-mile long. It is spanned by Rialto Bridge and has luxurious old palazzos with ornate Renaissance-style facades.

Getting around
The 150 canals are its streets for there are no roads for land passenger vehicles. People travel largely by boat or foot. They use their foot for their travel on the 400 pedestrian bridges linking the many islands of Venice.

When people cannot use foot for longer distances, they use the Vaporetto (water bus) or swift expensive water taxis. Tourists like to use gondolas.

2. St Mark’s Basilica and Campanile
Basilica and Campanile are magnificent structures in Venice. It is known for its medieval mosaics, exquisite golden altar screens, and gilded facade. It is nicknamed “Church of Gold”. This is because of the lavish gold used for decorating the exterior and interior surfaces.

It is the third Church in history to be built in Venice. The first was constructed to house the stolen remains of St Mark.

St Mark’s Campanile
This is a free standing bell tower next to Basilica. It collapsed in 1902 but has since been reconstructed. A person can take an elevator to St Marks’ Campanile top to see the beautiful Venice.

3. Venetian Alley Maze
Venice is laced with narrow alleys. They squeeze between buildings and can sometimes run along the city’s narrow inner canals. Getting lost in the alleys makes one discover shops, food markets, fountains, and restaurants. A person can get back by using a map guide or by asking the locals around.

4. Doge’s Palace
Doge was a government leader elected for life and lived in the palace. It transformed through reconstructions to the modern day 15th-century place. The top attractions are Grand Council chamber and the Bridge of Sights. It is conveniently situated and abuts the Basilica and square of St. Mark’s.

5. St Mark’s Square
It has pigeons flying everywhere and sometimes floods late in the year. It has superb restaurants the famous been Florian and Quadri.

6. Rialto Bridge
This is a photogenic stone bridge. It has spanned the Grand Canal for more than four centuries. Near the bridge is alfresco restaurant that give a ringside seat for viewing the heavy canal boat traffic pass under the bridge.

7. Bridge of Sighs
This connects Doge’s Palace. Prisoners after looking through the bridges windows sighed hence the name Bridge of Sighs.

8. Accademia Gallery
This is the museum that houses Venetian masterpieces of several gone centuries. Conventional artists include Giorgione, Titian, and two Bellinis.

9. Murano Island
This has glass blowers and is located at the nearby Venetian island.

10. Vaporetto

This is a water bus in Venice that assists locals travel between Venice and nearby islands like Lido and Murado. It has 19 scheduled lines.

Given above are Venice Attractions Top 10 that tourist around the globe can visit for enjoyment.

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Saint Mark’S Campanile

One of the most recognizable buildings in the whole of Venice is, without any shadow of doubt, Saint Mark’s Campanile. Overlooking the whole of the city of Venice as well as offering a breathtaking view of the islands of San Giorgio, Murano and Lido thanks to its almost one hundred meters of height, Saint Mark’s Campanile can be visited every day of the year for an extremely affordable rate of just six euros per person.

Saint Mark'S Campanile

Saint Mark’S Campanile

Getting there from any part of the city of Venice is extremely easy, thanks to the very central location of Saint Mark’s Campanile which, in case you don’t know, is in yet another extremely famous place of this gorgeous Italian city, which is Saint Mark’s Square. There you will be surrounded by other tourists and get a chance of doing something every tourist who visits Venice must do: feeding the pigeons. Is it a random thing to do? Maybe, but it has become a classic.

If you thought the only thing you could visit in Saint Mark’s Square was Saint Mark’s Campanile you were wrong, since right there you will also have the chance of visiting the impressive as well as gorgeous Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Dodge’s Palace which is one of the best buildings you could visit in Venice and the Torre dell’Orologio (the Clock’s Tower), which was built between 1496 and 1506.

But if there is one thing you must absolutely do while in Venice is to, of course, sail through the extremely picturesque waterways of the city in an iconic gondola. There are many different itineraries available for tourists, which is the best option if you want to see as much as possible while sailing through the canals.

As well as all the places there are to visit, another thing you must do while in Venice is try the exquisite Italian cuisine in one of the many restaurants you will find around the city, especially in those around Saint Mark’s Square. There you will get the chance to try out some of the most typical dishes of Venice which will no doubt satisfy your appetite and allow you to relax while maybe sitting in the terrace of a lovely restaurant in one of the most gorgeous and romantic cities of the whole world.

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Frari Church Venice

Right in the centre of the San Polo district in Venice, one of the many treasures of the city can be found: Frari Church Venice. Not many people know this but, although it started being built in 1250 and finally completed almost a whole century later, in 1338, but then it started being almost completely rebuilt straight after and another whole century had to go by before the church took its final form, the one all its visitors can still see today.

Frari Church Venice

Frari Church Venice

Built in the very typical and gorgeous italian gothic style, this church which has had the status of minor basilica for almost a century now, is one of the biggest churches in Venice but one of the most visited and loved ones. Inside the visitors get the chance to see true masterpieces by some of the most popular artists that Italy has given to the world, and that is why no other church in Venice can compete.

With pieces such as Madonna and Child by Giovanni Bellini, or a figure of St. John the Baptist created by Donatello, the Frari Church Venice is one of the many places in Venice where the art will overwhelm you so much that walking around it, staring at all these masterpieces for a few hours won’t feel like it’s enough.

As I previously said, the church is in the San Polo district, but getting there is made very easy thanks to one of the many little ships tourists can take in the city. The San Tomà Linee 1 – 2 ACTV will get you right in front of the church from the centre of the city, which means you will be able to visit some other attractions such as Saint Mark’s Square or the Dodge’s Palace before taking the public transport and reaching the church.

Venice has many things to offer to its tourists and that is why it’s one of the most visited cities of Italy. However, many people tend to visit the most popular places and forget about actual gems such as the Frari Church Venice. Don’t make the mistake of leaving the city without visiting this incredible place because seeing all that art and all that beauty inside such a relaxing building might very well end up being the highlight of your trip.

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Accademia Gallery Venice

Whoever decides to visit a city like Venice does so because they know that it’s one of those places where you can find just about anything: from impressive buildings to amazing food and, of course, a whole lot of art. In Venice you can see art even in the littlest things, but if you want to enjoy art as much as possible, then you definitely have to go to Accademia Gallery Venice.

Accademia Gallery Venice

Accademia Gallery Venice

This academy was originally created in 1750, although it wasn’t until 1807 when the academy was finally settled in the very same place where it can still be found today: la Scuola della Carità. Apart from new work of arts created by a big amount of different artists, the Accademia Gallery Venice also got many of the pieces it still owns from other places such as churches who had to, from one reason or another, be eliminated.

Anyone who really loves art and, in particular, painting, will find the Accademia Gallery to be one of the best places they could possibly visit in their lifetime. In it you will have the chance to see masterpieces by the likes of Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Tiziano and, of course, Leonardo da Vinci, one of the best known and most loved painters in history.

Luckily for everyone who wants to visit the academy, reaching is extremely easy, which means anyone can access it. In fact, the Accademia Gallery is situated in the south shore of the Grand Canal of Venice. Whether you want to reach it by foot or by taking a gondola and sailing through some of the extremely popular canals that fill the city is completely up to you.

And if once you have seen everything there is to see in the academy, simply step out of it and get lost in the streets that surround it, which is the best thing you can do to find out about some of the little known places worth visiting in Venice.

But, if you want to see something typical and popular, just walk north to find Saint Mark’s Square where you will also find the Dodge’s Palace, two of the many places that will make your trip to Venice unforgettable and will make you want to go back to the city of love as soon as possible.

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Doge’s Palace

Countless places in Venice are gorgeous beyond belief, and the Doge’s Palace is, without a shadow of doubt one of them. This building in true gothic style was built in the 9th Century but, sadly, a fire destroyed most of it in the 10th Century and therefore had to be rebuilt in almost its entirety.

Doge's Palace

Doge’s Palace

This Palace has always been of great significance to Venice and one of its most popular and recognised buildings since, thanks to the fact it’s right next to a lagoon, those who used to arrive to the city by ship centuries ago would see it as soon as they would reach the city. Luckily for everyone, visiting the Palace can be easily done and therefore you will get the chance to see everything that is inside.

And what exactly will you be able to see once you find your way into the Doge’s Palace? Some incredible pieces of Italian art, of course. From paintings by artists such as Titian and Veronese to majestic staircases, some cells and, one of my personal favourites, the Bridge of Sighs. As well as all that, you will see columns everywhere but play close attention to them because you will notice they are all different from each other.

You might be wondering whether reaching the Doge’s Palace is easy or not. Well, worry not because it is extremely easy to reach since it’s located in one of the most popular squares in the whole world: Saint Mark’s Square. You can easily reach the place by foot from your hotel or, if you would rather do it the romantic way, take a gondola to take you through the canals of the city and get off as soon as you reach the back of the square.

Being in such a priviledged place means that, as well as visiting the Doge’s Palace, you will be able to see Saint Mark’s Square and all the different museums you will find around it. You can also go up Sain’t Mark’s Campanile, which will give you the chance to enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city or, if you want to do something that every tourist who visits Venice does, feed the hundreds of pigeons that cover the ground of the square.

It might be a random idea, but it is one of those things you must absolutely do if you visit the Italian city of love.

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Royal Gardens In Venice

There are many things that make Venice one of the most beautiful and therefore visited cities in the whole of Italy but, as always, there are some little places most tourists don’t know about when visiting the city which means they miss out on the chance of seeing certain places they would definitely love.

Royal Gardens In Venice

Royal Gardens In Venice

One of these places that spring to mind is the Royal Gardens in Venice. This is what you could call a pocket-sized garden, but that doesn’t mean visiting it isn’t completely worthy. It’s an extremely relaxing place with many different pergola-shaded pathways and countless benches where you can just sit, relax and take a moment to let all the beauty of the city just sink in.

The Royal Gardens in Venice, which belonged to Napoleon’s Royal Palace, are filled with various types of plants such as locust, laurel, beech, and oleander. Also, there you will get the chance to visit the Coffee House, a pavilion designed by the architect Lorenzo Santi, which is an extremely beautiful building.

The best thing about the Royal Gardens, is that they are situated in an extremely central place, which means getting there is extremely easy. In fact, they are located right between Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal, so all you have to do to get there is reach one of these two hugely popular places and ask some of the locals how to reach the gardens.

Since the Royal Gardens are located in such a central place, it means that right after spending some time walking around or simply relaxing in them, you will have the chance to reach other places worth visiting by just walking for a few minutes, such as the already mentioned Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal, or the incredible Basilica di San Marco, il Campanile di San Marco, or the Palazzo Ducale, all of them just a few metres away from the Royal Gardens.

As you can see, there are countless places to visit in Venice. Just do me a favour and don’t forget to give the Royal Gardens a visit, I can assure you you won’t regret it and I’m sure they will make you fall in love with this Italian city even more.

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Clock Tower Venice

The Wonders of Clock Tower Venice, Italy

When you visit Venice, Italy, one of the sights you cannot afford to miss is Clock Tower Venice, which stands out as one of the most significant landmarks in the city. This feature in the city of Venice continues to draw thousands of tourists from several parts of the world for a face-to-face encounter with the emblem of design and engineering.

Clock Tower Venice

Clock Tower Venice

Built in first in 15th century and restored in the 19th century, the tower and its astronomical clock have been the peak of architectural landmark in Venice. As a masterpiece of technology and engineering, the tower presents an image that no visitors to Venice can choose to ignore. In the recent years, it has become one of the features in Venice that bring tourists to Venice where they can get a face-to-face encounter with the clock that is embedded in a network of pulleys and gear system.

In a spiral metal staircase, you can reach the tower that houses the clock. From the tower you can have a clear view of the surrounding as you listen to the chiming sound of the clock. The clockwork is a combination of gear system and pulleys that beat silently in the tower.

If you plan to visit Venice, Italy, you can have the opportunity to set your eyes upon this wonderful feature. It is a nice spot for vacation that will leave you energized and revived. You can visit as a family as well. Around the place where it is located, it is a significant landmark delivering unforgettable sight.

Venice provides a suitable destination for spending vacation time after working for several days in a year. In addition to the clock tower, there are many sights to watch and activities to do in the city that can leave you refreshed and energized. However, of all the beauty of the surrounding, great restaurants and friendly citizens, the clock tower of Venice stands out as one of the most significant architectural landmarks.

The clock machinery involving a king and three angels all blend well to produce a masterpiece of engineering and artwork that is only evident in the city of Venice. The doors and the barrels are equally amazing, providing opportunity for hundreds of visitors to the place every year.

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Murano And Burano Italy

Sights and Sounds of Murano and Burano Italy

Murano And Burano Italy

Murano And Burano Italy

They are known as the famous islands of the Venetian lagoon. Located in Venice, northern Italy, Murano and Burano display an archipelago of islands, separated by wide canals and joined together by bridges. Other islands included in the network are Torcello, san Servolo, san Giorgio Maggiorie among others. While Venice contains many islands, Murano and Burano Italy are known for their glasswork, lacework, and painted buildings.

The islands are densely populated, being homes of anglers. For instance, in Burano the population is at approximately 13000 people per square kilometre. Chains of residential buildings cover the islands, with only a few green areas remaining uncovered. Murano is popular for its glassmaking industries that date back to 1291.

Highlights of Murano and Burano Italy

On a half-day tour of the islands, you have a lot to see and enjoy. The cruise takes place on a comfortable motorboat from Venice, and as you proceed to Murano, you can have a view of the master glass industries, the cathedrals of Torcello, and the painted houses of Burano.

The cruise starts from Alilaguna Pier facing the Royal Gardens in Venice. As you move along the three islands, Murano becomes the first destination, where you are greeted with a picturesque of nine islets divided by a wide canal. Popular for its glassware shops and factories, you can visit the museum displaying the world-famous Murano glass. Besides, you have a rare opportunity to get up close with Murano’s palaces, cathedrals, and the 19th century cemetery.

On the other side of the island, Burano displays a picturesque of brightly painted anglers’ houses. Here you can view the popular lace that is associated with the island for many years since the 16th century. Visit the shops dedicated to lace making and other crafts before you catch your motorboat back to Venice. A visit to the islands is a memorable experience, based on what they provide, in terms of sightseeing and excursion. It is for this memorable experience that many tourists visit the islands every year.

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Venice Italy Excursions

When in Italy, Venice excursions around the lagoon can surprise you with unique emotions and curiosities not to miss. Within a short distance from the city, the islets of the lagoon are easily reachable by ferry boat and disclose their secrets that make them so different and distinctive. In front of St Mark’s basin, the Giudecca islet is a sort of Venice extension, where in the past activities not suitable to be carried out in the historic center were confined, so that dyers and tanners worked there.

Anyway, Giacomo Casanova often docked at the Giudecca to reach a secret garden for his romantic dates. Owing to the quite location compared with nearby Venice, some monasteries were built there and Lord Byron himself spent 6 months in one of them, though the small islet of San Lazzaro degli Armeni was his most favourite destination. Just next to the bridge of Santa Eufemia, you can taste the typical wafer-thin beef carpaccio at Harry’s Dolci bar and restaurant.

Ancient craft traditions that do deserve excursions to Venice and Italy continue to be the main attractions of Murano and Burano islets.

Venice Italy Excursions: Burano

Venice Italy Excursions: Burano

Though made-in-China products have arrived at Murano, local glass masters still offer the opportunity to watch the art of glass making closely and the Glass Museum, with over 4000 pieces from different ages, is a must visit before leaving Murano. Lacemaking is an ancient tradition started six centuries ago, but is still alive on Burano islet, though authentic bobbin lace is becoming gradually rarer.

Among the brightly coloured buildings of Burano, Bepi’s house stands out for its peculiar façade, painted with multi-coloured motifs. Quite, green areas and isolated buildings feature the peaceful Torcello islet, though the Devil’s bridge hides the legend of a black cat appearing on Dec. 24th every year as the evil personification. But to the black cat’s legend, another rumour is added, according to which a big stone in the little square of Santa Fosca church was the throne of Attila, the king of the Huns, who definitely never set foot on Burano islet.

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