Venice Journals

The Souls of Venice

A travel journal to Venice by Zhebiton

St. Marks Square/Piazza San Marco Photo, Venice, Italy More Photos
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Hotel Palazzo Stern

Hotel | "Good!"

Hotel Palazzo Stern Photo, Venice, Italy
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In a large channel is reflected Palazzo Stern of red brick and stone from the peninsula of Istria, formerly owned by the Republic, and now - Croatia. www.palazzostern.it/ Building with elements of neo-Gothic and neo-Byzantine style to everyone's surprise, was built in the 20 th century, but the skill of the architect Giuseppe Berti, once occupied the post of President of the Academy of Fine Arts has turned the palazzo the 15 th century in a beautiful house for the Swiss collector, Madame Stern.Madame Stern ardently collected artifacts of early Christian and Byzantine periods, and that got in there now in hotel.Here are fed breakfast, after breakfast time, and sympathetic to the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2011

Hotel Palazzo Stern
Dorsoduro 2792-2794/A-2792/B
Venice, Veneto 30123
866-539-8117

Island of Burano

Attraction | "Great"

Island of Burano Photo, Venice, Italy
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Burano is a small island near Venice. Get to it easily. To do this, take the vaporetto, which departs from the pier Fundamento Nuovo in the north of Venice.Way between the islands is about 35 minutes.The first time you come to the island on a clear day you experience the color shock. From all sides as shots, BACH, BACH, multi-colored spots. Crimson, yellow, blue, purple, red houses. And each home is different farm implements matched in color to their homes. Whisk, pots, and sometimes even boats.Local tradition - hang the doors of houses. And more often striped fabrics. And do the following reason: once the door is a living, no Hall. Often leave the door open to ventilate. And if ther...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 30, 2010

Island of Burano
Venetian Lagoon
Venice, Northern Italy

The Grand Canal

Attraction | "Along the Grand Canal stretch the richest houses in Venice."

The Grand Canal Photo, Venice, Italy
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Channel has the shape of inverted capital letter S and goes from the station across town to the famous Piazza San Marco. The length of the channel with all its windings - about 4 km. Width from 30 to 70 meters, is the wide channel of the city.Along the Grand Canal stretch the richest houses in Venice. Live on the banks of the Grand Canal was considered (and is) a very prestigious list of famous aristocrats, writers, artists, millionaires, who lived in these houses in the hundreds. These houses are resold from time to time, pass from hand to hand, many of them turned into luxury hotels and art galleries.The church of San Jeremiah with his tower. Churches in the city are countless. Some of t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 1, 2010

The Grand Canal
Through the Central Districts
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

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Attraction | "San Marco"

St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco Photo, Venice, Italy
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At San Marco, there are three architectural and historical era Venice. The eldest, Byzantine, presented the cathedral, gave its name to the area. In fact Italian, coinciding with the peak of the Renaissance as well as with the heyday of the Venetian Republic, embodied in the Doge's Palace and Bell Tower. A right-grandiose, beautiful sameness of its frame the main part of the area is reminiscent of the time of the Austrian possession of these places.Doge's Palace - this is, in short, palazzo. He wants to meet, priodevshis into something colorful, medieval, brocade and velvet. Appearance of the palace does not contain absolutely nothing authoritatively-surly - just flush the wealth and luxur...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

Venice, Italy 30124

Saint Mark's Basilica

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Attraction | "Basilica di San Marco"

Saint Mark's Basilica Photo, Venice, Italy
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Admission in the Cathedral from the atrium-atrium with mozaikami11-12vv. the Old Testament. The oldest on the dome of Creation (image creation on weekdays). In front of a mosaic of the Arc of Paradise "by Tintoretto cardboard (14v.) - scenes of Hell and Paradise and the image of the cross, as if to bring us into the iconography of the temple, dedicated to the New Testament. All stolen from Constantinople in the Crusades. Directly above the entrance door depicts the Virgin and Child with Saints John and St. Mark, Evangelist (whose head is in the altar section, under the altar), to whom is dedicated to this temple. Inside all the amazing scale. The walls, the dome, nearly all cov...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Saint Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy 30124
+39 0415225205

Doge's Palace/Palazzo Ducale

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Attraction | "Palazzo Ducale"

Doge's Palace/Palazzo Ducale Photo, Venice, Italy
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Palazzo Ducale - the museum with paintings, tapestries and lots of weapons. For centuries, the palace was the residence of the Venetian government. It passed laws, handed down sentences of woven intrigue. Here is the famous Hall del Consiglio Maggiore - the largest building in the world, the ceiling is not supported by a single pillar. Under the ceiling along the walls Halls continuous tape are portraits of all the Doge of Venice Doge Marino Faliero apart. In 1355, Faliero conceived coup and make his power alone, but the environment had betrayed him, and rain was executed as a traitor. A place should have been his image forever closed the black curtain as a curse and a reminder of the invi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Doge's Palace/Palazzo Ducale
Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy 30124
+39 0415224951