The Doge Palace and the Church of St. Mark in Venice, Italy – masterpieces of Venetian architecture

The Doge Palace incorporates the whole glorious history of the Venetian Republic. Little is known about its origins and architects. It is assumed that the Doges Angelo Partecipazio und Giustianio Partecipazio made this magnificent palace the Doges´ headquarter and official residence towards the end of the 9th Century. No evidence has remained from the original construction.

 

 

 

 

In its present form the palace largely dates back to 1340. The architects Filippo Calendario and Pietro Baseio were charged with its construction.

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Travelling Tuscany - a short guide to the most charming region in Italy

By: Markus Mross

As one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Tuscany attracts more and
more visitors each year. Like other popular tourist regions, Tuscany, too, offers a wide
range of attractions, many sights and different landscapes.

This diversity makes Tuscany a holiday area for every taste and an ideal destination for the most different kinds of holidays to opt for such as individual holidays, group vacations, family trips and couple vacations.

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Carnival in Venice, Italy - Discovering a True Venetian Cultural Tradition

Undoubtedly the lagoon town Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Located in the Northeast of the Apennine Peninsula, is not only a popular travel destination at the Adriatic Coast, but also the capital of the Veneto region and of the province of Venice.

Venice is situated in the centre of a salt water lagoon which is located between the mouth of the Po River and the Piave River and linked to the Thyrrenian Sea. The City of Venice covers a total of 118 small islands connected by over 400 bridges and 160 canals. The lagoon is approximately 50 km long and 15 km wide.

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A Short Tour Of Art Cities Of Tuscany - Discovering European Art History

Like hardly any other region of Italy, Tuscany unites art, nature and culture. Numerous art treasures, beautiful landscapes and the famous Tuscan cuisine await discovery and make this region of Italy one of the most popular destinations for relaxation seeking tourists and art lovers. Cities such as Florence, San Gimignano and Pisa with their breathtaking Italian Medieval and Renaissance architecture attract travellers interested in European cultural assets and heritage.

Siena is called one of the most beautiful cities of Italy. It is famous for the “Palio”, a traditional horse race at the “Piazza del Campo” in the heart of the city which takes place two times a year.

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Uffizi Gallery And Duomo In Florence, Tuscany - Discovering Renaissance Florentine Architecture

Like hardly any other Italien city, Florence impresses the visitor with a diversity of spectacular architecture, extravagant historical sights and magnificent art treasures from different centuries.

Florence, the capital city of Tuscany, is home to a wide range of the most different ancient churches, palaces, museums and bridges. The historic old town of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.

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