St. Mark's Square
At the heart of Venice's St.. Mark's Square - Piazza San Marco - Considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world, thanks to the unusual composition and architecture, combining elements of fantasy and reality. Square is connected to the Piazzetta San Marco (Venice square at the coast) . They are limited by buildings of the Doge's Palace and St.. Stephen's Basilica. Mark. In front of the basilica is a neoclassical building "Wings of Napoleon", built on his command. n the shadow of the arcades of marble palaces are hidden shops with Venetian artistic handicrafts (Mainly jewelery, lace and glass) and the famous, recorded in the history of the city cafes, including Cafe Florian and Quadri Cafe, where regulars were known artists, writers and other prominent personalities. St. Mark's Square. Make the whole period of its history was the center of Venice, was the site of important political and religious Republic, the scene of national ceremonies, church and folk.
Campanile di San Marco
Belfry of St. Brand - Campanile di San Marco - the highest building of Venice, 99 meters high. Initially it was a watchtower and a lighthouse. Later, she served as the bell tower, lighthouse, tower and weather vane of gun. Also added and belfry loggetta meeting place for the elite of Venice. Loggetta also served the function of the guard booth and was the site of public lottery drawing. An interesting fact Is That in 1,609 years, Galileo and the telescope installed on it and presented its action doge.
Also known as the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica, is open to public to ascent at 8 Euro per person. This place need no further introduction. But too bad it was under renovation when we were there!!! "These two models will be remembered forever to all the people who took this photo..", said my bf. Which is quite true. 20 years later, when I look back at this photo, they will still be there holding each other. XD The worst part of this renovation is that it occurred at both sides of the bridge at the same time.
Torcello, the final leg on our Venetian Island tour is a quiet and sparsely populated island with plenty of green space. The island boast a long 15 minute walking path from the main dock which leads to the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta Isola di Torcello. This beautiful, primitive church was founded in 639 A.D. and subsequently rebuilt in the 11th century. Just beyond the church you'll find a beautiful and serene canal which is the perfect picnic hideaway.
Saint Mark's Basilica
This is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. We did entered the church (it's free) and had a glimpse inside but unfortunately we were not allowed to take photo. Also, backpacks or luggages were also not allowed inside. This is by far the strictest church I've came across in Italy. The interior was as beautiful as the outside, with a lot of gold mosaics.
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.It’s a popular saying that the prisoners would sigh at the final glance of beautiful Venice and that's how the bridge was named.
Ponte dei Sospiri
Ponte dei Sospiri or Bridge of Sighs. This is the most famous bridge of Venice, is also one of the most famous in the world. It was built in 1614. The bridge Connects the rooms and floors of the Doge's Palace with the building of a new prison (Prigioni Nuove) built at the turn of the sixteenth century iXVII. Enclosed structure is overhanging the Palace Canal. Inside the bridge are two separated corridors. The aim of you that build a bridge connection between the prison and deliberative in the Doge's Palace Criminal Court. Over the bridge and you will convicts to the cells, where they serve Their sentence. Prisoners were going to sigh for the lost freedom ...
Piazza Unità D'Italia
Piazza Unita D’italia is the main plaza or piazza fronting the bay front and the historic center of Trieste. Within this huge square are historic and ornate buildings originally palaces on three sides and a large central sculpture called the fountain of the four continents. It’s a perfect spot for taking a nice break to enjoy the square, take pictures and enjoy some people watching. The buildings now house various government offices, a visitors center and city hall in the center.
Ponte degli Scalzi
Ponte Delgli Scalgi.is another bridge which you encounter first as soon as get out of the venice railway station.Translation of this Italian name says Bridge of barefoot, this connects two places called santa croce and Cannaregio This is bridge where you cross the Grand canal to explore more city.
Caffe Florian is a coffee shop in the Old Building at St. Procuratie. Peter's Square. Mark. It was founded in 1720 and is Likely the oldest a continuously operating coffee shop in the world. Frequent visitors was Goethe, Giacomo Casanova (after a daring escape from prison, "hit" has just a moment that each cafe), Lord Byron, Marcel Proust, and Charles Dickens. Prices in this cafe can surprise. Since 1893, the Caffe Florian has been home to Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea (International Exhibition of Contemporary Art.) The rooms are decorated with works of artists, sculptors, photographers and illustrators.
Santa Maria Maggiore
Cittavecchia or the old quarter is filled with many pedestrian streets and filled with fun shopping and eating venues leading to and from the main Piazza, Unita D’italia. The wonderful historic quarter with its narrow cobbled streets and beautiful old world architecture is a delight to explore, window shop and photograph the street life.
Miramar castle built around 1856 for Hapsburg nobility now houses a historical museum with dramatic and scenic views from the cliffs and seaside. The twenty-two hectare park and castle is open to the public for tours of its ornate interiors. The exterior gardens are free to the public and contain exotic trees and plants, beautiful pathways, follies and scenic garden rooms.
Witnessed the Redentore festival today.People had started pouring in at St.Marco from 8 pm onwards.The restaurants at the lanes and bylanes were filled with people. All boats were by then anchored at the canal.some even held private parties.By 11pm the lane by the main canal was filled with people from different nations.Everyone sat on the road looking up at the sky.It was then that the fireworks began. It was unimaginable! People cheered and hooted and the atmosphere was electrifying. Day before yesterday when we reached the summit of Eiffel tower at midnight and saw the entire city of Paris from there, I thought this is it, there can't be anything better.But I was wrong. Everyday is a new experience and everything is becoming a memory of a lifetime.
A gorgeous baroque palace owned by Baron Revoltella houses an eclectic mix of landscapes, abstracts, portraits and sculpture from the 19th to 20th century. Some of the private rooms are still intact to view including the library, reception and mirror hall, private bedrooms and other sitting rooms with all its elegant furnishings.