09 Oct
8:56

VENICE – A GONDOLA RIDE BACK IN TIME

By Muhammad Ahmed, Lahore

 

Venice is the like a skillful magician. It makes marble palaces vanish into silent fogs, labyrinthine calli (streets) disappear at the whim of moody tides, and can even turn the most pedestrian of people into fantastical, masked creatures. Just like its world-famous Carnevale, Venice thrives on mystery .Read about the places must to visit in the beautiful land and visiting this place will be your wish. Do leave your feedback!

 

 

Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola. The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century, and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness.

 

St. Mark’s Square

Venice   principal square is full of history and surrounded by great architecture. Several of Venice’s major sights are located here, so the square is often crowded with tourists. Piazza San Marco was constructed in the ninth century as a small square dotted with trees. The square was laid out in front of the original St. Marks Basilica, at the time a small chapel which was part of the Doges Palace.

 

Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars.

Venice’s beautiful and legendary bridge is a must-see for anyone visiting Italy’s most romantic city. Venice’s famous Bridge of Sighs was designed by Antonio Contino and was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Spanning the Rio di Palazzo (Palace River), the bridge was intended to connect the Old Prison and interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace to the New Prison, which was situated directly across the river.
 

Doge’s Palace

The magnificent Doge’s Palace is one of the most important buildings in Venice. It was the center of power, from where the Venetian Republic was ruled. The Doge’s Palace sits on a site that was once occupied by a 10th century wooden stockade with watch towers and moat and, later, another similar fort, both eventually destroyed by fire and other disasters. By the fourteenth century, the hierarchy of Venice decided that a grand palace was needed, a building befitting the city’s new wealth and power. Designs for the Doge’s Palace were created.

 

Museo Storico Navale

Venice’s Naval History Museum showcases the city’s rich maritime history, which dates back hundreds to years. Situated near the Arsenal in the eastern Castello district of Venice, Museo Storico Navale is considered to be one of the best museums of its kind. From the time you enter the main door, surrounded by two enormous anchors from Austrian ships seized during The Great War, you’ll be thrilled by the artifacts, photos, models, and other displays that grace the museum’s five stories, especially if you’re a navy buff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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