Venice is a unique city, rich in art and history. It is also famous for its folkloristic and cultural events, such as the Carnival and the Biennale. It is impossible to write in a few lines about the beauty and wealth of this city literally 'on the sea'. But what can a person who approaches Venice, perhaps for the first time, see? In this article we will recommend five unique places to visit in Venice, but without delving into the best-known islands of the archipelago (such as Murano or Burano), which will have a separate in-depth study.
Built between 1631 and 1687 as a prayer and thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary to preserve Venice from the plague, the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute is a must-see for visitors to Venice, both for the beauty of its exterior and for the exceptional artistic treasure housed inside.
The Metropolitan Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist, known as St. Mark's Basilica, is the main church in Venice and the Veneto region and one of the symbols of Venetian art and Christianity. The basilica was dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, after Venetian merchants Bon da Malamocco and Rustico da Torcello had stolen his relics to Alexandria in 828.
The Doge's Palace in Venice is a masterpiece of Gothic art, characterised by a stratification of construction and decorative elements from various epochs.
Although they were not expelled from Venice, in the 16th century the Jews were confined to the island of Ghetto Nuovo, whose name was derived from the Venetian word “gèto”, meaning “to melt”, because of the numerous foundries that were concentrated there.
The Rialto Bridge in Venice is an icon of the city and one of the most famous bridges in the world. This arched stone bridge consists of three sets of stairs divided by arches. The central stairs are lined with shops and vendors, while the other two staircases of the bridge, on the north and south sides, offer an iconic view of the Grand Canal.
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