Venice is located in the northern part of Italy, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Its area takes a lot of small, often swampy islands, which are separated by numerous canals - it is worth mentioning the Grand Canal, which is the largest and longest canal in the entire city and is a kind of business card Venice. As you can guess, in Venice can be found even more bridges than channels. Most tits and Italian Ponte delle Tette is the most popular among tourists because of its playful name that has its origins in the sixteenth century. In those days, passing through the mid-bridge we could see a lot of women of easy virtue, that naked look through the windows of nearby houses, thereby luring passing men. Due to the numerous canals and narrow bridges, preferably around the city on foot or by boat - called vaporetto trams or romantic gondolas, very popular among tourists. Due to the unique development and continuous waterboarding islands, Venice is not inhabited by many people. Most of them live on the mainland, Mestre and Venice on the islands themselves living less than 50,000 people. This does not change the fact that the city is always full of tourists from around the world who crowd the narrow streets of the old town. Venice was the capital of the Republic of Venice from 726 to 1797 years. Najświetniejszy then experienced a period and was the most powerful political and commercial center in the Mediterranean. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, the city developed dynamically, then created the most beautiful buildings, which today account of Venice's reputation in Europe and around the world. Typical Venetian souvenirs are glass or mask. On the islands of Murano tradition of making distinctive glass objects dating back to the eighth century. In 1291 it opened the first glassworks. On the island you can visit the Glass Museum, which presents the history of Venetian glass products including different techniques and inventions over the centuries. Masks its tradition owe famous, Venetian Carnival, which resembles a carnival in Rio de Janeiro in the whole of Europe. The origins of the Carnival of Venice reach the eleventh century, but on a permanent basis to this day is done since the eighteenth century. All participants will necessarily play carnival masks, which provides them with anonymity and complete devotion to the madness of fun. The most important place in Venice, which every tourist must see St. Mark's Square. Brand, which is the most historical monuments. Mark is the patron saint of the whole city, and the Basilica of the name of his relics are preserved. It was built in the ninth century, and with its elevation formed square. From the very beginning of its inception, St. Mark's Square. Mark was the heart of Venice, held there for the most important events. In addition to building the Basilica of St. The brand that its architecture, decoration and rich interior delight every passer-by on the square you can visit the Napoleon wing building, which consists of the Old and New Procuratie and was built in the classical style on request Napoleon Bonaparte. Next to it is the clock tower and the bell tower of St. Mark. Nearby, on the squares of dei Leonici you can see the beautiful building of the episcopal curia. These and many other monuments were built in Venice about the sixteenth century, when the city passed its best period. Venice is considered by many to be the cradle of European art. There is home to numerous art museums, including the Gallerie dell'Accademia, presenting mainly Renaissance Venetian painting, for example, "Vitruvian Man" by Leonardo da Vinci. For art lovers will also be known reputable art festivals: the annual Venice Film Festival and the Venice Biennale of Architecture, which first took place in the late nineteenth century.
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