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Venice is an art city rich of history. We want to propose an “off the beaten path” itinerary through the beauty and the history of Venice.

The Venetian palace, church and monument remember clearly all the intense traffic and Orient cultural link of the Serenissima. Walking these streets you can recover the past history and events of different communities living here. Interesting Hebrew Ghetto, founded in Cannaregio... where you can see Hebrew and Italian languages signs... It is typical in Venice from initial times, when for three centuries the zone was closed to the remainder of the town. Today instead it is part integrating of the city. Going to the Ghetto Nuovo field you can visit the Hebrew Art Museum and the Synagogue. Going to the Castello, Greek Balkan founding, you find Greek Albanian, Dalmatian and Serbia communities. Here, the Greek influence is very strong, mainly in language and dishes. Going to northbound, you find the Madonna dell'Orto field, where you can visit the homonymous church, with the miracle image of the Madonna col Bambino.

Visit the Miracoli Church, located in a little street, with its Renaissance facade, semicircular rose front mixing the Gothic style of relevant Byzantine influence. Inside, the miracle Madonna col Bambino, and exterior gracious field. The next church to visit is the SS. Giovanni e Paolo, in Gothic Venetian style, considered the city Pantheon, due famous people sepulchered there. At its place, the Generale Colleoni statue. Go to the San Giorgio dei Greci Church, testimony of Greek community in Venice since 500 years, with Renaissance style facade and Byzantine preference, whose best example is the San Marco Basilica. Inside, a suggestive style, with low light spread from the lamps hanging and candelabra and liturgics music with Byzantine touch.
In the evening you can searching an adequate location to go with literary evocation, you have to go to Harry's Bar, one of the most well known Venetian restaurants, favorite place for Hemingway, with international jet set visits today. Willing to continue the ideal itinerary tracking the Serenissima community, the right place would be the Schiavoni river, where you find the well known Sospiri Bridge, relevant commerce place for Greek and Slavic populations every year.

Leaving Venetia island, you can enjoy the open surrounding lands. The destination, in northbound of the Serenissima, is Murano, where you arrive in streamer ship. The island that we sight immediately is San Michele, cemetery of the town, where had burial some great personalities like Stravinskij or Diaghilev, the choreography author of the ”Russian Ballet“. Between the green cypresses you can admire the white facade of the San Michele Church, whose classic shapes contrast with the curled style of its decorative shells, symbol of the sea, the Murano symbol of the better tradition in glass art, preserving original gestures and techniques, even if it is necessary to admit that with the number of tourists invading the island, it is necessary to pay attention to the offer. There you can find today, however, niches of artisan quality, names of glass art like Barovier, with continued activity for six hundred years.

Going to San Donato island, you find its basilica, which is like a small Venice, with the Canal Grande crossing it. It is interesting to note that not the main facade, but the side facing Murano canal, was mainly east oriented during the construction of the church. Its effect is, however of a certain impact, at side, you can find a semicircular portico, with niches separated by white columns, alternating with red brickwork and Istria white. Inside, the Orante Virgin, image of a Byzantine Madonna that shining over sparkling wall. This island has other place to visit, the Glass Museum with millenary memories from this ancient art, backing to the Roman period.

At the S. Erasmo island you can find a reality that seems distant from Venice, a life that it is developed like a microcosm. There the sailing will be large going to Vignole, the island of Seven Vineyards. Then you would be entering to canal separating the Lazzaretto Nuovo from Sant'Erasmo. Arriving to the island, you can rent a bike to visit it and perimeter traveling. Then, the impressive hedges, the road open gardens, and groves, a more rural panorama, a lot far away from the splendor and wonder of the Venetian county town. There, the strong rose building, from XIX century, the Massimiliana Tower, immersed on the artichoke green, with the slit, the architrave, the spiral staircase in Istria stone. Its strategic position helps the observation of the lagoon. Turning left , the coastal line, to breath the pure sea air; then, go to island end, where you find a little inhabited center. Entering you can see gardens, fruit trees and small colored houses, with very simple aspect, different from remaining part of San Erasmo and country, whose fruit are sold in Venetian markets. Coming back to Venice in the evening, you could dine at Colombo, and try one of its great lagoon fish dishes. After dinner, it is worth a walk towards Piazza San Marco, where you will appreciate the warm, romantic athmosfere of the open cafes and their live soft music.

Between the islands of Venetian crown one relevant island is the pizzas and laces one: Burano, reachable in steamer ship. Once there, you will admire the colors of the houses, true pride of the inhabitants, simple and harmonic single houses Across the road, you can see gentlemen seat before the door, probably doing laces. A quiet and simple island connected by bridge to Mazzorbo, place with residences of noble and monasteries in past time. Visit the fourteenth-century church of Santa Caterina, preceded from a small lobby, with fine campanile and cupola. Then, continue towards the Merletti Museum, ancient insular art renowned and appreciated over the world, museum that is accommodated in the Podestà Palace, where precious tablecloths, three from ends of XIX century, excellent and ancient copriletti are done according to ancient techniques. Remember that between the more important island activities is the fishing and strolling between calluses and canals; there is relevant men seeking to fix the nets of their boats.chain in which each color clashes with the near one.

The next island, Torcello, is the most ancient land in Venice, formerly sediment on lagoon, today preserved as archeological testimony of prestigious past time. Near, you find Borgognoni, in whose place you see the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, from the VII century, keeping a precious mosaic of universal Giudizio, occupying a whole wall. At side, the Battistero ruins, and Santa Fosca church, with Greek cross. Exiting by campanile, you find the Cathedral, where, in past time, fishermen and travelers had the reference point. From top you can see the Venezia palace. Torcello offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, surrealistic, formerly very loved by Hemingway. During the short visit to this island, you can visit the Estuary Museum, at Torcello place, with two different sections: the Palazzo del Consiglio, with Medieval and Modern section, and the Palazzo dell'Archivio with archeological section. Testimony of impressive past time, when there was the commercial route with Orient Empire.

Entering again into Venetian streets and canals there would be interesting going to Rialto Bridge to admire the Venetian night and breathe the active atmosphere from Canal Grande, at the time when all rumors and noises are mixed with water sound.

Public square San Marco, Saint Glorious Maria del Frari, Galleries of the Academy, Ca' Rezzonico - the Museum of the 1700's veneziano, the Guggenheim Museum of Venice.

Events and manifestations in Venezia


Altri Eventi VENICE CARNIVAL Venezia (2010-02-06)

Dal/From -> 2010-02-06 Al/To -> 2010-02-16
Venice Carnival for the program visit: www, and open the Venice Carnival Page
Appartamento Martini

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