History, Palaces And Churches In Venice
The fall of the Roman Kingdom and the traveling of people from various parts of Europe resulted in the dwellings in the lagoon. Initially there was no town like recent Venice but people often came here using rafts. Slowing dwellings were improving on the banks. The Doge and Dogado established the rule of the leaders here. The Basilica of San Marco was also built. Slowly military and trade both started forming in Venice. Napoleon set his rule in Venice but later offered it to Austria. The rule of Austria was rejected and Venice thus formed as an annexure to Italy in the 1800's.
Thus history and along with it culture is seen in Venice. The Doge's Palace in Venice is a splendor of Gothic culture. The Palazzo Ducale is another name for it and it has a presence that is a mixture of beauty and also represents royalty. The ambience is extremely alluring and the prison cells also form a part of this architecture. There are many palaces that line the canal and a visit to them is often a priority in a tourist itinerary. It is noteworthy that only the royal palace is called Palazzo and others are usually named as Ca representing a house.
The palaces in Venice are a delight to a visitor and great for a wedding in venice. To name a few are Palazzo Pisani Moretta, Palazzo Corner Detail, Palazzo Corner Loredan and many others. It is enthralling for a tourist to just keep walking and find a palatial structure that has a lot of history attached to it. Several influences of art and architecture have touched the palaces. The restoration work in most of the palaces has to be lauded in keeping the culture of Venice intact.
Churches too in Venice are famous. Reaching Cannaregio one can see the Church of Santa Maria deo Miracoli which was built in the 1400's. The marble exterior and the interior that throws a great splendor of rich and fine art are appreciated by so many tourists. It is believed that the early Venetians first came here at the Church of the Santissimi Apostoli. In San Marco one can see the Basilica of San Marco where the mosaic works talks about the Bible. The San Marco Bell Tower actually offers shade to many people who sit beneath it. Earlier it served as a lighthouse.
The interesting story of Basilica Della Salute is that the church was built to drive away the wrath of plague in Venice. Several artists have contributed to the works here. The huge and majestic appearance of the church is what catches a tourist's eye. The Church of San Simeon Piccolo is quite a remarkable resemblance to the Roman Pantheon. The large dome in green catches the attention of a tourist easily. It is now used to showcase theatre and art as it has a large hall. The Church of Santo Stae has many paintings inside. The Church of the Santissimi Giovanni and Paolo is a Gothic representation. It took a long time to construct the same but the result is remarkable.