The city of Venice has acquired many traditions, beautiful monuments, landmarks and more throughout the centuries for visitors to explore and experience when they visit Italy.
Some of Venetian cuisine use birds such as ducks and wigeons as they migrate over the lagoons of Venice during the fall season.
The Republic of Venice is known to the world as “La Serenissima” because of it having the reputation of being the most serene republic emphasizing the sovereignty of the republic.
The Republic ended at the end of the 18th century in 1797 when Napoleon’s army drove the republic to sign a French peace treaty relating to a new democratic type of government.
There are many sites that commemorate the world-renowned musician and composer, Antonio Vivaldi, in Venice, Italy. Apart from the two museums that have exhibits of his life, there is the cemetery where the Vienna Technical University in Karlsplatz, Vienna in Austria is today, where he was buried.
The façade of the gondola boat is called “ferro”, which translates to “iron” in English, and is usually made of brass, aluminium, or stainless steel. It is basically there in order to counterbalance the weight of the rower (gondolier) as well as a beautiful decorative addition.
In the late 15th century, a fire destroyed a lot of the original architecture of the Ducale Palace on St Mark’s Square, so the architect, Antonio Rizzo, introduced a Renaissance design to the previously gothic style building.
The first time the Historical Regatta occurred on the Grand Canal of Venice was in 1315; originally, it was organized by the republic to celebrate the victories of the militia and to honour the celebrities. Nowadays, it is held on the first Sunday of September every year and is made up of two parts including a parade and rowboat racing.
This would be an exciting event to watch when on vacation in Venice especially for children!
The Friars Church in Venice was buily in the mid-13th century when the Franciscan Friars arrived in Venice around thirty years prior to construction; it is one of the beautiful landmarks that you can visit while on tour in Italy.
It is rather difficult for the gondolier to row the gondola around and across the canals in Venice! This is why they need to receive training as well as take an exam in order to receive their license to take these lovely visitors around the island.
Much of Constantinople was vandalized and looted by the Venetian and West European Crusaders in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, known as the “Siege of Constantinople”. The Venetians had their revenge because of an incident in 1182 regarding the massacre of the Roman Catholics who were living in the Byzantine Empire.