The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano

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3rd Aug 2013

Canal

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Bell tower on St. Mark's Square.

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Another view of Bell Tower

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Torre Pace

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Facade of St. Peter's Basilica.

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Water Tram - Vaporetto

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May
Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Most Venetian masks seen on every stall

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Ponte dei Sospiri

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Cafe Florian

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May
Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Murano, Travel by water.

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Taxis look very impressive

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Life in Murano goes quietly

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May
Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May
Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Lace from Burano Needle

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

Bell tower of San Martino.

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May

A short walk through the center of the island

Photo of The Italian Connection: Venice-Murano-Burano by Tommy May
Wondrous Venice

The trip began in Venice, the city of bridges. When in the 90's of last century, I decided to come to Venice, convinced me about the imminent flooding of the city. Then it was the last chance to see them. Rising water level was quite destroy the city. After nearly 20 years here in Venice has lost nothing of its uniqueness and still has crowds of tourists at any time of day or night. Black script turned out to be a great marketing ploy that works today. Anyway, this city is worth seeing at least once in Their Lives. Venice is situated on 118 islands comprising of the archipelago is located in the middle of the lagoon, Which closes the Gulf of Venice from the west. Its distance from the mainland is 4 km from the open sea 2 km.The best way to discover Venice is a walk through the narrow streets That lead who knows where. Despite the initial chaos of hard to get lost, because porozwieszane densely signs point the way to Piazza San Marco. Marco, the Rialto Bridge, or for example and the railway station. Wandering around the city is best to move away from the crowded tourist routes, and hole up in a charming nook.

Marvelous Murano: 

Visiting Venice to visit the nearby island of Murano. Situated in the north - eastern part of Venice Murano Creates several small islands connected by bridges. Murano is known around the world for its glass products, glass chandeliers in Particular.
The easiest and cheapest way is of course to get there by water - the vaporetto.

Breathtaking Burano: 
Another point of the trip was Burano. To get to this fabulous island should get first on Murano, there locate the stop ("Faro") and swim to water. The journey takes about 45 minutes but it's a good time to gather forces for further journey and a wonderful view. Once you arrive there (there is only one stop on the island) is best to refer to the way Vialle Marcello and further along the canal, then along Via Baldassarre Galuppi toward the center of Burano.
 
 
Grand Canal is in fact the strait of length 3.8 kilometers. It has the shape of an inverted "S" and passing through the center of the city is divided into two parts, each of 3 districts (siestery): Cannaregio, San Marco and Castello and Santa Croce, San Polo and Dorsoduro. Channel width varies from 30 to 60 m depth reaching up to 6.0 m edges combine four bridges.
Photo of Grand Canal, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
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.
Photo of St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
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.
Photo of Campanile di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Torre Pace, was built between 1496 - 1506 next to the Old Procuratie (building, Which housed the apartments Prosecutors - serving the Doge most important roles in the local government). At the top of the tower are two statues of Moors striking the hour bell. The tower provided the astronomical clock mechanism. It shows not only the time but also the time of year, phases of the moon and the position of the sun in the Subsequent signs of the zodiac. Above The dial is a winged lion of St. Mark.
St. Peter's Basilica. St. Mark's Square. Brand was built for the burial of the relics of St. Mark. In 828 years the Venetian merchants his table remains from Alexandria and brought the lagoon. The idea of burying the body of an evangelist is associated with the legend, According To Which Marek during the sea voyage to Rome, stopped at a lagoon. Here he saw the angel That the words "Pax tibi, Marce evangelista meus", it revealed him the place of burial. St.. Marek was named the patron saint of independent Venice. winged lion The symbol of St. Mark, holding an open book inscribed with the words of the angel has become the emblem of the republic.
Photo of St. Peter's Basilica, St Mark's Square by Tommy May
Photo of St. Peter's Basilica, St Mark's Square by Tommy May
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 ...
Photo of Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
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.
Photo of Caffè Florian, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Even in the farthest corner of the Venetian lagoon, you can get a taxi. But this is the most luxurious Venetian means of transport, as they course costs roughly around 100 euros. Particularly interesting and convenient it can be traveling the route from the airport is the hotel as we then get off right at the hotel. Taxis are actually small luxury yachts, very spacious on the inside, Which can accommodate up to 10 passengers. Carrier is a Venezia Taxi service is available 24 hours Murano not admire magnificent architecture or a typical Venetian atmosphere. The wealthy Venetians settled here only for a moment in the fifteenth century, life here has focused on Primarily work in steel mills and manufacturing glass of downright fabulous colors. An interesting fact Is That the name of the island comes from the name of the estate near Warsaw Joseph Simon Bellotti (court architect of King Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki and John III Sobieski), from Which in turn took its name from the whole district of the eighteenth century in its original form called Muranow.
Photo of Murano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of Murano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of Murano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of Murano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of Murano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Burano is famous for its vivid Primarily colors painted on houses and handmade lace. Houses painted in the past in different colors in order to be able that distinguish them from each other and, According To legends, also because by fishermen returning home from fishing to be able to use them without a problem of trafić.Malowaniem usually dealt with his wife, often adorning the door further geometric motifs (unless you were just busy knitting lace). Residents of Burano are extremely friendly - no doubt it some extent because they were always only rely on themselves and to a lesser extent today live from tourism than the islanders from other parts of the lagoon. For the sake of the local specifics also regularly deny requests for permission is build on Burano hotels. In the maze of local streets, you can find a nice little yard. Colorful houses, flowered balconies and courtyards, all this makes you lose contact with reality at times and time. The town seems like a fairy tale. Authentic lace from Burano Needle cost a fortune - you have to remember, however, that the the women, each of Which Specializes in a different type of stitch, the execution of a single tablecloth takes up to three years. Growing trees here is the pin. Pine with his broad, umbrella-crown regarded as characteristic tree of the Mediterranean countries and Creates a picturesque groves, shaping the landscape. Since antiquity, was also planted along the streets for Their shading. In contrast is the other species of pine trees, pine trees are not very sensitive to wind. Steady wind from one direction deforms the crown, Causing it to draw one-sided. Time on the island extremely quickly passes. It is not known when the sun sets behind the horizon. Therefore It remains only to return to Venice.
Photo of Burano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of Burano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
Photo of Burano, Venice, Italy by Tommy May
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