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#Saint Mark's Basilica Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
If we don't go, this city will disappear.
🛶Venice, the capital of the Veneto region in northern Italy. It is known as the "City of Water", "City of Canals", "City of a Hundred Islands", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Light", "City of Bridges" and other beautiful names. Here, there is one of the most beautiful squares in the world, "St. Mark's Square", the Phoenix Opera House that rose from the ashes, the beautiful Grand Canal, the sighing bridge described by Xu Zhimo, breathtaking arcades, and some of the most beautiful scenes in master Antoniooni's films were shot here.
It's not an exaggeration to say that Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Wherever you go, you'll be amazed by the pure beauty of the city's architecture and exquisite art. It's as if the city has a life of its own, growing naturally rather than being built. Take a ride on the Venetian people's traditional transportation, the gondola, and slowly sway through the city's long and narrow waterways. It's incredibly relaxing.
🌏St. Mark's Square: also known as the Venice Central Square, has always been the public activity center for politics, religion, and traditional festivals in Venice.
🌍St. Mark's Basilica: It is the resting place of St. Mark. It was once the largest church in medieval Europe and a classic work of Venetian architecture, as well as a treasure trove of rich art collections. The church follows the Byzantine style of architecture, with a Greek cross shape and five hemispherical domes. The most famous feature of the church is its golden mosaic facade, and the interior is also famous for its golden altar and mosaic decorations. In the sunlight, the entire church shines brightly, hence it is also known as the "Golden Church".
🌍St. Mark's Campanile: standing tall in St. Mark's Square, it is the tallest building in Venice. This bell tower, made of red bricks and standing at 98.6 meters, was built in the late 15th century. It is not only the longitudinal axis of the city of Venice, but also the center of the spatial composition of the square's buildings. Standing here and looking down from the top, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Venice and the lagoon, and even have a distant view of the beautiful Alps.
🌍Rialto Bridge: also known as the Commercial Bridge, was built in 1180. Originally a wooden bridge, it was later converted into a suspension bridge. During a celebration in 1444, the bridge collapsed due to overload. From 1580 to 1592, it was rebuilt into the current stone bridge. There is a floating pavilion on the top of the bridge, and more than 20 jewelry stores and souvenir stalls on both sides, making it one of the most important commercial areas in Venice. It was once the commercial center of Europe for 300 years and served as the background for Shakespeare's famous play "The Merchant of Venice".
🌍Academy Bridge: Built in 1932, it is the second bridge on the Grand Canal of Venice after the Rialto Bridge. Located at the southernmost end of the Grand Canal, it is named after the Academy of Fine Arts to the northwest. This is a wooden single-arch bridge, and standing on the Academy Bridge, you can overlook the beautiful Church of Santa Maria della Salute.
In recent years, with the rise of water levels, the old city of Venice has become increasingly precarious, and many people have abandoned it. Scientists predict that by 2100, Venice may be completely submerged and disappear from the ground.
Wonders of Venice
The beauty and grandeur of the main square in Venice, Piazza San Marco will awe as if one is living in a painting. From the grand, tall tower of the Campanile, to the numerous treasures that you can see in the palace, the square has everything to keep you in wonder for a whole day.
Travel by foot from the main train station, or take a water bus that will bring you direct to the square.
Visit the lesser known alleys behind the square which will be less hectic, for many old and precious buildings too.. #couplestrip #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic
Venice City ,Italy ❤️
Roadtrip to Venice..🚗
we just took halfday tour around Venice and really enjoy..what a beeeeuuuteyfull town..🏞
❤️ Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.
Venice, I’m gondola miss you
Venice is one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Beautiful floating palaces of stone surrounded by an ancient network of canals. Venice is one of the most popular Italian cities for tourists, even with all the other beautiful & historic places there are in Italy. There are basically no roads, transportation is accomplished via boats on a confusing network of canals. It’s truly unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before!
Here, we explored Saint Mark’s Square. Also called Piazza San Marco, it is Venice’s main public square, basically the social heart of the city. There are a bunch of famous landmarks here, like the Clock Tower, St. Mark’s Basilica. Then, the The Grand Canal, which is the most important channel running through the city. Many of these buildings can only be accessed by boat. We also visited the St. Mark's Basilica, the most famous of Venice’s churches and the cathedral of the Patriarchate of Venice. As a lavish and much-beloved symbol of Venetian history, it’s totally worth a stop.
Overall, Venice is worth visiting. Venice is an enchanting city that casts visitors under an intoxicating spell. It’s dreamy and romantic, with an undercurrent of mystery and drama. Venice is such a special place to the point that it almost doesn’t feel real. There's so much to see, and it’s so perfect.
This basilica in Venice is magnificently beautiful! No wonder why the queue outside is always long, but dont worry because its moving fast. There is no entance fee and there is also a museum inside which cost few euros. #happynewyear #venicetrip
Water city Venice.
The construction of Venice was caused by the invasion of northern barbarians, and it was built on an unsuitable lagoon for human habitation. It required advanced architectural skills, so what first attracts your attention when you come to the water city is the grand palaces and cathedrals with crooked bell towers that no longer have straight lines as time passes.
After releasing, where to go for fun? The colorful island of Venice, Italy, a paint palette overturned by God.
Today, let's share other must-visit attractions in Venice.
🎢Sigh Bridge - Bridge of Romance
Named after the sighs of the dead prisoners on the bridge, it was a necessary route for ancient courts to transport death row prisoners to prisons. There is a local legend that if lovers kiss each other on the gondola under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset, they will have eternal love. This legend has made the "Bridge of Sighs" one of the most romantic bridges in the world. The movie "A Walk to Remember" was filmed here.
🏛️St. Mark's Square - Europe's most beautiful living room
Plazza San Marco, also known as the center of Venice, has always been the public activity center for politics, religion, and traditional festivals in Venice. The buildings around the square are all exquisite buildings from the Renaissance period. Plazza San Marco is unique among the squares in European cities, and in the 19th century, the French emperor Napoleon praised it as "the most beautiful living room in Europe." As a landmark, Plazza San Marco is particularly favored by tourists, photographers, and pigeons. During the grand Venice Carnival parade from February to March each year, Plazza San Marco turns into a huge masquerade ball, where people wear masks and strange costumes to release their joy.
🕌St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica is the resting place of Venice's patron saint, St. Mark. The architecture follows the Byzantine style, with an overall Greek cross shape, becoming a comprehensive artistic masterpiece that integrates various schools such as Byzantine, Gothic, Islamic, and Renaissance.
The most famous are its mosaic facades decorated with gold, as well as the interior golden altar and mosaic paintings. Under the sunlight, the whole building shines brightly, hence it is called the "Golden Cathedral" and is known as the most beautiful church in the world!
🌅Murano Island - world-class handmade workshop
Also known as the Glass Island, it is a world-renowned producer of glass products with unique craftsmanship, and the most widely spread technique is glass blowing. In the 15th and 16th centuries, this wealthy island was the center of glass production in Europe.
Take a yacht to the glass factory and watch skilled glass blowers create these inspiring works of art.
Exclaiming at such exquisite artworks, as a fashion designer, I feel like I have arrived in a heaven of inspiration!
🏖️Colorful Burano Island - a palette of colors spilled by God
Colorful Island is located in the northeast of Venice, a peaceful fishing port and a "fairytale island" with a leisurely holiday atmosphere. The residents of Colorful Island are required to paint their houses once a year, and the passionate residents of Burano Island paint their houses in their favorite colors. Like a palette overturned by God, it blooms with ever-changing colors. I have seen photos online, but nothing compares to the stunning experience of being there in person. The brightly colored houses shine with unique charm in the sunlight, making it hard to leave! I was completely amazed by the palette overturned by God!
🛶Before Venice disappears, come to Venice!
The Venetian proud architectural gems
St. Mark's Cathedral is also known as the Golden Cathedral and is said to have been named for the burial of the disciple of St. Mark. It was once the largest church in medieval Europe and a treasure of architectural art that the Venetians are proud of. "San Marco" is the author of the Bible, the New Testament Mark. He is regarded as the patron saint by the Venetians, and his exclusive symbol is a winged lion.
It was built in 829 AD and was built thousands of years ago to commemorate the twelve saints of Jesus and the collection of spoils. This church, with a history of more than a thousand years, was once the largest church in medieval Europe and the starting point for the fourth Crusade. The architectural style is a bit like the fusion of Byzantine, Gothic, and Oriental ~
Every time I mention St. Mark's Cathedral, the faces of the Venetian people always show pride. Indeed, this is their Historical treasures are their glory, their wealth, and their beliefs!
The whole church, from the walls, columns to the domes, is decorated with mosaics. It is definitely a treasure of European architectural art. It is forbidden to take pictures in the church, but many foreigners are also secretly shooting. It is really a mosaic mural. Attracted by the dome, I couldn't help but sneak a few shots with my mobile phone. More people only experienced it personally. The feeling of being there is definitely more shocking than the photos. In short, there is a constant "wow" inside. . . . . .
From the outside, the five wooden "onion head" domes above the church are typical of Oriental Byzantine art. However, it is not difficult to find that the structure of the entire church presents a Greek-style cross shape. Not only that, but the exterior of the church has a large number of gothic decorations such as pointed arches and statues; if you look closely, you can also find Renaissance decorations.
The four bronze horses above the central arch of the church are the trophies of the expedition. It is said that the four "St. Mark's Horse" can be traced back to the 4th century BC, from the hands of the ancient Greek statue of the resident Percy. The replica outside the church is now in the museum inside the church. However, after Napoleon conquered Venice, they were moved to Paris and returned to Venice after the fall of Napoleon.
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