San Marco

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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 luxury are so natural and frank, even devoid of sediment wrong. Therefore, it seems strange that in this bright and joyful structure in large numbers going all that inevitably accompanies the big money and big government: intrigue, murderous conspiracy, betrayal ... Solid building rests on a tracery lancet arched gallery, why not press on his vision of the weight . Very nice balconies in the middle of the facades.

Piazzetta, a small area, the pier - the place where the sea begins, that is felt by the constant swell in the lagoon and the winds long journey, walk freely on the embankment. Here it becomes clear that Venice necessarily imply space, even inside the stone anguish is immense foreboding, does not fit in itself, as evidenced by high gates in a couple of elbows to the outer doors of the building - these gates prevent the sea to enter the home during the regular tidal flood.

The old, painted in a diagonal stripe poles sticking out of the water, serve as a shelter for shrouded gondolas that scoured on a leash. In gondolas black lacquered and gilded carved side cockpit jewelry, musical bent stem, which crossed the parallel bars, still more binding them to stave.
St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

Venice, Italy, 30124

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