THINGS TO DO AND SEE

    The Republic of Venice could have ended that day, if it wasn’t for Lucia

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    If the Serenissima could become the longest lasting Republic in human history, one person that must be thanked for is the working-class citizen Giustina Rossi, better known as Lucia.

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    Saint Mark’s Basilica

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    When Venetian merchants stole the relics of the Evangelist Mark from Alexandria in 828, the Serenissima decided to build a new church to shelter this religious treasure…

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    Clock Tower in Saint Mark’s Square

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    The Clock Tower, which was built from 1496 to 1499, is located in a strategical position allowing it to be seen from the water and underlying once more the importance of the seas to the city of Venice.

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    Naval History Museum

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    In the Ships Pavillion some Venetian boats are exposed: ancient ceremonial gondolas and working boats, as well as then military ships.

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    Palazzo Mocenigo Museum

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    Palazzo Mocenigo has been home to the San Stae branch of the influencial and powerful Mocenigo family, one of the most influencial families in Venice, 7 members of which became Doges between 1414 and 1778. A large building of gothic origins, the Palazzo Mocenigo was rebuilt and drastically changed in the XVII Century, giving it its current aspect.

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    Ca’ Pesaro Museum

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    Built in the second half of the seventeenth century for the Pesaro family by the Baldassarre Longhena, the greatest Venetian baroque architect, Ca’ Pesaro houses the National Museum of Modern Art. Started being built in 1659 , it was finished decades after Longhena’s death in 1710 by Gian Antonio Gaspari.

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    Ca’ Rezzonico

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    The majestic Ca’Rezzonico palace, which construction took over 100 years, is now the Museum of the ‘700 of Venice, the richest century of the Serenissima. Designed in 1649 by Baldassare Longhena, the greatest Baroque architect of the city, for the aristocratic Bon family, Ca’ Rezzonico was finished only in in 1756 (106 years later!) by Giorgio Massari for the new owners: the Rezzonico family.

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    Accademia Gallery Museum

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    Built after the fall of the Serenissima, the “Accademia” hosts a great variety of pre-19th century Venetian Art

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    Correr Museum

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    The Museo Correr, past home to the Austrian Sovereigns and to the King of Italy, exhibits great collections narrating the history of Venice from the 13th to the 19th.

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    Palazzo Ducale Museum

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    Residence of the Doge and house to the political bodies of the state, grand stairways, council halls, apartments and prisons were all fit into this complex yet efficient and beautiful building. Initially built in the 10th century in a byzantine style, the reconstruction started in 1340 with the creation of the “Sala del Maggior Consiglio”, or Great Council Hall, is a clear example of gothic architecture.

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