The City of Venice

  +39 349 8043761
Ca’ Venezia Apts - Via Rossini, 7 - 30016 Jesolo Lido (VE)
© 2018

Venice  

is  

a  

unique  

artistic  

achievement.  

The  

city  

is  

built  

on  

118  

small  

islands  

and  

seems  

to  

float  

on  

the  

waters

of  

the  

lagoon.  

The  

influence  

of  

Venice  

on  

the  

development  

of  

architecture  

and  

monumental  

arts  

has  

been

considerable.  

Venice  

possesses  

an  

incomparable  

series  

of  

architectural  

ensembles  

illustrating  

the  

age  

of  

its

splendour.  

It  

presents  

a  

complete  

typology  

whose  

exemplary  

value  

goes  

hand-in-hand  

with  

the  

outstanding

character of an urban setting which had to adapt to the special requirements of the site.

In  

this  

lagoon  

covering  

50,000  

km2,  

nature  

and  

history  

have  

been  

so  

closely  

linked  

since  

the  

5th  

century  

AD

when  

Venetian  

populations,  

to  

escape  

barbarian  

raids,  

found  

refuge  

on  

the  

sandy  

islands  

of  

Torcello,  

Iesolo

and  

Malamocco.  

These  

temporary  

settlements  

gradually  

became  

permanent  

and  

the  

initial  

refuge  

of  

the

land-dwelling  

peasants  

and  

fishermen  

became  

a  

maritime  

power.  

The  

small  

island  

of  

Rialto  

was  

chosen  

as

the headquarters of the new city.

In   

AD   

1000,   

Venice   

controlled   

the   

Dalmatian   

coast   

and   

in   

1112   

a   

trading   

market   

was   

founded   

in   

the

Levantine  

port  

of  

Sidon.  

The  

year  

1204  

saw  

Venice  

allied  

with  

the  

Crusaders  

to  

capture  

Constantinople.  

The

abundant  

booty  

brought  

back  

on  

that  

occasion,  

including  

the  

bronzes  

horses  

of  

St  

Mark's,  

is  

only  

the  

more

spectacular part of the loot from Byzantium that the Doge Enrico Dàndolo shared with his allies.

Under  

the  

Doge,  

a  

maritime  

empire  

of  

unequalled  

power  

extended  

over  

the  

entire  

length  

of  

the  

shores

around  

the  

eastern  

Mediterranean,  

to  

the  

islands  

of  

the  

Ionian  

Sea  

and  

to  

Crete.  

During  

the  

entire  

period  

of

the  

expansion  

of  

Venice,  

over  

the  

centuries  

when  

it  

was  

obliged  

to  

defend  

its  

trading  

markets  

against  

the

commercial  

undertakings  

of  

the  

Arabs,  

the  

Genoese  

and  

the  

Ottoman  

Turks,as  

well  

as  

those  

of  

the  

European

monarchs  

who  

were  

envious  

of  

its  

power,  

Venice  

never  

ceased,  

in  

the  

literal  

sense  

of  

the  

term,  

to  

consolidate

its  

position  

in  

the  

lagoon.  

The  

marriage  

with  

the  

sea,  

that  

sposalizio  

that  

since  

1172  

was  

symbolized  

by  

the

ring  

of  

the  

Doge,  

who  

had  

replaced  

the  

Dux  

(elected  

for  

the  

first  

time  

in  

697  

by  

an  

assembly  

of  

the  

people),

was never called into question.

In  

this  

inland  

sea  

that  

has  

continuously  

been  

under  

threat,  

rises  

amid  

a  

tiny  

archipelago  

at  

the  

very  

edge  

of

the  

waves  

one  

of  

the  

most  

extraordinary  

built-up  

areas  

of  

the  

Middle  

Ages.  

From  

Torcello  

to  

the  

north  

to

Chioggia  

to  

the  

south,  

almost  

every  

small  

island  

had  

its  

own  

settlement,  

town,  

fishing  

village  

and  

artisan

village  

(Murano).  

However,  

at  

the  

heart  

of  

the  

lagoon,  

Venice  

itself  

stood  

as  

one  

of  

the  

greatest  

capitals  

in  

the

medieval  

world.  

When  

a  

group  

of  

tiny  

islands  

were  

consolidated  

and  

merged  

into  

one,  

nothing  

remained  

of

the  

primitive  

topography  

but  

what  

became  

canals,  

such  

as  

the  

Giudecca  

Canal,  

St  

Mark's  

Canal  

and  

the

Great  

Canal,  

and  

a  

network  

of  

small  

rii  

that  

are  

the  

veritable  

arteries  

of  

a  

city  

on  

water.  

In  

this  

unreal  

space,

where  

there  

is  

no  

notion  

of  

the  

concept  

of  

terra  

firma,  

masterpieces  

of  

one  

of  

the  

most  

extraordinary

architectural museums on Earth have been accumulated for over 1,000 years

  +39 349 8043761
Ca’ Venezia Apts - Via Rossini, 7 - 30016 Jesolo Lido (VE)
© 2018

The City of Venice

Venice  

is  

a  

unique  

artistic  

achievement.  

The  

city  

is  

built  

on  

118  

small  

islands  

and  

seems  

to  

float  

on  

the  

waters

of  

the  

lagoon.  

The  

influence  

of  

Venice  

on  

the  

development  

of  

architecture  

and  

monumental  

arts  

has  

been

considerable.  

Venice  

possesses  

an  

incomparable  

series  

of  

architectural  

ensembles  

illustrating  

the  

age  

of  

its

splendour.  

It  

presents  

a  

complete  

typology  

whose  

exemplary  

value  

goes  

hand-in-hand  

with  

the  

outstanding

character of an urban setting which had to adapt to the special requirements of the site.

In  

this  

lagoon  

covering  

50,000  

km2,  

nature  

and  

history  

have  

been  

so  

closely  

linked  

since  

the  

5th  

century  

AD

when  

Venetian  

populations,  

to  

escape  

barbarian  

raids,  

found  

refuge  

on  

the  

sandy  

islands  

of  

Torcello,  

Iesolo

and  

Malamocco.  

These  

temporary  

settlements  

gradually  

became  

permanent  

and  

the  

initial  

refuge  

of  

the

land-dwelling  

peasants  

and  

fishermen  

became  

a  

maritime  

power.  

The  

small  

island  

of  

Rialto  

was  

chosen  

as

the headquarters of the new city.

In   

AD   

1000,   

Venice   

controlled   

the   

Dalmatian   

coast   

and   

in   

1112   

a   

trading   

market   

was   

founded   

in   

the

Levantine  

port  

of  

Sidon.  

The  

year  

1204  

saw  

Venice  

allied  

with  

the  

Crusaders  

to  

capture  

Constantinople.  

The

abundant  

booty  

brought  

back  

on  

that  

occasion,  

including  

the  

bronzes  

horses  

of  

St  

Mark's,  

is  

only  

the  

more

spectacular part of the loot from Byzantium that the Doge Enrico Dàndolo shared with his allies.

Under  

the  

Doge,  

a  

maritime  

empire  

of  

unequalled  

power  

extended  

over  

the  

entire  

length  

of  

the  

shores

around  

the  

eastern  

Mediterranean,  

to  

the  

islands  

of  

the  

Ionian  

Sea  

and  

to  

Crete.  

During  

the  

entire  

period  

of

the  

expansion  

of  

Venice,  

over  

the  

centuries  

when  

it  

was  

obliged  

to  

defend  

its  

trading  

markets  

against  

the

commercial  

undertakings  

of  

the  

Arabs,  

the  

Genoese  

and  

the  

Ottoman  

Turks,as  

well  

as  

those  

of  

the  

European

monarchs  

who  

were  

envious  

of  

its  

power,  

Venice  

never  

ceased,  

in  

the  

literal  

sense  

of  

the  

term,  

to  

consolidate

its  

position  

in  

the  

lagoon.  

The  

marriage  

with  

the  

sea,  

that  

sposalizio  

that  

since  

1172  

was  

symbolized  

by  

the

ring  

of  

the  

Doge,  

who  

had  

replaced  

the  

Dux  

(elected  

for  

the  

first  

time  

in  

697  

by  

an  

assembly  

of  

the  

people),

was never called into question.

In  

this  

inland  

sea  

that  

has  

continuously  

been  

under  

threat,  

rises  

amid  

a  

tiny  

archipelago  

at  

the  

very  

edge  

of

the  

waves  

one  

of  

the  

most  

extraordinary  

built-up  

areas  

of  

the  

Middle  

Ages.  

From  

Torcello  

to  

the  

north  

to

Chioggia  

to  

the  

south,  

almost  

every  

small  

island  

had  

its  

own  

settlement,  

town,  

fishing  

village  

and  

artisan

village  

(Murano).  

However,  

at  

the  

heart  

of  

the  

lagoon,  

Venice  

itself  

stood  

as  

one  

of  

the  

greatest  

capitals  

in  

the

medieval  

world.  

When  

a  

group  

of  

tiny  

islands  

were  

consolidated  

and  

merged  

into  

one,  

nothing  

remained  

of

the  

primitive  

topography  

but  

what  

became  

canals,  

such  

as  

the  

Giudecca  

Canal,  

St  

Mark's  

Canal  

and  

the

Great  

Canal,  

and  

a  

network  

of  

small  

rii  

that  

are  

the  

veritable  

arteries  

of  

a  

city  

on  

water.  

In  

this  

unreal  

space,

where  

there  

is  

no  

notion  

of  

the  

concept  

of  

terra  

firma,  

masterpieces  

of  

one  

of  

the  

most  

extraordinary

architectural museums on Earth have been accumulated for over 1,000 years

© 2018

Venice  

is  

a  

unique  

artistic  

achievement.  

The  

city  

is  

built  

on

118  

small  

islands  

and  

seems  

to  

float  

on  

the  

waters  

of  

the

lagoon.   

The   

influence   

of   

Venice   

on   

the   

development   

of

architecture  

and  

monumental  

arts  

has  

been  

considerable.

Venice   

possesses   

an   

incomparable   

series   

of   

architectural

ensembles  

illustrating  

the  

age  

of  

its  

splendour.  

It  

presents  

a

complete   

typology   

whose   

exemplary   

value   

goes   

hand-in-

hand  

with  

the  

outstanding  

character  

of  

an  

urban  

setting

which had to adapt to the special requirements of the site.

In  

this  

lagoon  

covering  

50,000  

km2,  

nature  

and  

history  

have

been   

so   

closely   

linked   

since   

the   

5th   

century   

AD   

when

Venetian   

populations,   

to   

escape   

barbarian   

raids,   

found

refuge    

on    

the    

sandy    

islands    

of    

Torcello,    

Iesolo    

and

Malamocco.     

These     

temporary     

settlements     

gradually

became   

permanent   

and   

the   

initial   

refuge   

of   

the   

land-

dwelling    

peasants    

and    

fishermen    

became    

a    

maritime

power.   

The   

small   

island   

of   

Rialto   

was   

chosen   

as   

the

headquarters of the new city.

In  

AD  

1000,  

Venice  

controlled  

the  

Dalmatian  

coast  

and  

in

1112  

a  

trading  

market  

was  

founded  

in  

the  

Levantine  

port  

of

Sidon.  

The  

year  

1204  

saw  

Venice  

allied  

with  

the  

Crusaders  

to

capture  

Constantinople.  

The  

abundant  

booty  

brought  

back

on  

that  

occasion,  

including  

the  

bronzes  

horses  

of  

St  

Mark's,

is  

only  

the  

more  

spectacular  

part  

of  

the  

loot  

from  

Byzantium

that the Doge Enrico Dàndolo shared with his allies.

Under  

the  

Doge,  

a  

maritime  

empire  

of  

unequalled  

power

extended  

over  

the  

entire  

length  

of  

the  

shores  

around  

the

eastern  

Mediterranean,  

to  

the  

islands  

of  

the  

Ionian  

Sea  

and

to   

Crete.   

During   

the   

entire   

period   

of   

the   

expansion   

of

Venice,  

over  

the  

centuries  

when  

it  

was  

obliged  

to  

defend  

its

trading  

markets  

against  

the  

commercial  

undertakings  

of  

the

Arabs,  

the  

Genoese  

and  

the  

Ottoman  

Turks,as  

well  

as  

those

of  

the  

European  

monarchs  

who  

were  

envious  

of  

its  

power,

Venice   

never   

ceased,   

in   

the   

literal   

sense   

of   

the   

term,   

to

consolidate  

its  

position  

in  

the  

lagoon.  

The  

marriage  

with  

the

sea,  

that  

sposalizio  

that  

since  

1172  

was  

symbolized  

by  

the

ring  

of  

the  

Doge,  

who  

had  

replaced  

the  

Dux  

(elected  

for  

the

first  

time  

in  

697  

by  

an  

assembly  

of  

the  

people),  

was  

never

called into question.

In  

this  

inland  

sea  

that  

has  

continuously  

been  

under  

threat,

rises  

amid  

a  

tiny  

archipelago  

at  

the  

very  

edge  

of  

the  

waves

one  

of  

the  

most  

extraordinary  

built-up  

areas  

of  

the  

Middle

Ages.  

From  

Torcello  

to  

the  

north  

to  

Chioggia  

to  

the  

south,

almost   

every   

small   

island   

had   

its   

own   

settlement,   

town,

fishing  

village  

and  

artisan  

village  

(Murano).  

However,  

at  

the

heart  

of  

the  

lagoon,  

Venice  

itself  

stood  

as  

one  

of  

the  

greatest

capitals  

in  

the  

medieval  

world.  

When  

a  

group  

of  

tiny  

islands

were  

consolidated  

and  

merged  

into  

one,  

nothing  

remained

of  

the  

primitive  

topography  

but  

what  

became  

canals,  

such

as  

the  

Giudecca  

Canal,  

St  

Mark's  

Canal  

and  

the  

Great  

Canal,

and  

a  

network  

of  

small  

rii  

that  

are  

the  

veritable  

arteries  

of  

a

city  

on  

water.  

In  

this  

unreal  

space,  

where  

there  

is  

no  

notion

of  

the  

concept  

of  

terra  

firma,  

masterpieces  

of  

one  

of  

the

most   

extraordinary   

architectural   

museums   

on   

Earth   

have

been accumulated for over 1,000 years

Ca’ Venezia Apts - Via Rossini, 7 - 30016 Jesolo Lido (VE)

  +39 349 8043761