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The Venetian life resides within the city's hundreds of canals and diverse architecture. This short documentary by directors Olvier Astrologo and Nils Astrologo immerses us in the historical and hidden places of Venice, Italy, to reveal ancient folk traditions.
Venice Vacation Travel Guide
Rising from the waters of Venice Lagoon is the Italian city of Venice, a city like no other.
Begin your visit in the central district of San Marco, and walk upon one of the world’s great squares, St Mark’s Square. The square is surrounded by some of the city’s finest jewels such as St Mark’s Basilica, St Mark’s Campanile and Doge’s Palace.
Just outside stand the Columns of San Marco and San Teodoro. From here, journey along one of the world’s great aquatic thoroughfares, The Grand Canal. Glide past elegant palazzos; once the homes of wealthy merchants, today many of these palaces house important museums and galleries.
Known as The City Of Bridges, Venice has hundreds to explore. The Accademia Bridge links the San Marco district to the Accademia Gallery, and offers some of the Grand Canal’s finest views. The oldest of the Grand Canal’s four crossings is the Rialto Bridge, which today still serves as the gateway to the Rialto Markets. The most famous of all is the Bridge of Sighs, which connects Doge’s Palace to the historic prison.
Venice is a city to get lost in, so put away your map and let her surprise you. Discover waterfront promenades of The Zattere and the sleepy canals and spacious piazzas of Castello. On the tiny island of Murano, glassmakers have been creating works of incredible delicacy and color for over 700 years. Further across the lagoon, the island of Burano is famed for its brightly colored houses and exquisite lace.
Venice has shone her light into the far corners of the world for over one and a half thousand years. Just remember, this city smiles upon those who linger. So stay for a few nights, or stay for a month, and savor every moment she has to offer.
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Venice and its lagoon are on the UNESCO World Heritage List: "Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists." (quote from whc.unesco.org/en/list/394).
In the video: Enjoy breathtaking views of the canals, Piazza San Marco, from the towers of San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore, Palazzo Ducale, the famous bridges (Ponte dell'Accademia, Ponte di Rialto, Ponte dei Sospiri), the major basilicas (Basilica di San Marco, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore).
Recorded October 2017 in 4K Ultra HD with Sony AX100 and a6300.
Music: Daniel Estrem
- The Four Seasons
- Vivaldi on Guitar and Ukulele (parts)