THE GUIDES BY IN ITALY TODAY
history and art of italian cities, description of major artworks
and art itineraries in Italy
The city of Venice is famous and unique
for its structure alone, which extends over approximately
120 islands separated by numerous canals all connected to
each other by over 400 bridges.
The history of Venice is entwined with that of its art,
shown by the remarkable and innumerable monuments which
characterize its “sestieri,” that is, the districts
in which the city is divided. The two main nuclei are the
entire architectonic of St.Marks Square and the bourgeois-commercial
area of Rialto, characterized by the homonymic Bridge of
1591, the area of the Market and that of the banks of “Wine”
[VENICE Guide >>]
- MURANO VENICE ISLAND >>
The island was chosen as the main industrial seat of the
l’arte del vetro dal 1291 (art of glass, 1291)
because of two reasons...
VENICE ISLAND >>
Characteristic fishing centre, constructed on four small islands
on the lagoon; all of them connected to each other by bridges...
VENICE ISLAND >>
After a walk through the silence of the main canal, whose
banks are united by the so called Ponte del Diavolo (Devils
Padova, (Padua) has been
protagonist of Venetian history from ancient times. It was
already an important centre during the Roman era - the historian,
Tito Livio, was born here in BC 59 – as documented
by the remains of an Arena.
During the Carraresi period, the city saw the erection of
some of its most famous monuments: Ragione Palace, Cathedral
of S. Anthony, Eremite Church, Scrovegni Chapel containing
Giotto’s frescoes. A visit through the city should
begin at the Eremite Church which was built between 1276/1306
in the Roman/Gothic form...
[PADUA Guide >>]
Treviso is a city of wine and gastronomy,
but also a city of Art, and above all, a historical city
which has remarkable architectural monuments, mainly linked
to its medieval period, which are preserved in an excellent
The daily life of Treviso runs along the Arcades of Calmaggiore,
the road that connects the civil centre of the city, Piazza
dei Signori, with the religious one of Piazza del Duomo.
Piazza dei Signori is characterized by the presence of the
Palazzo dei Trecento, the ancient communal palace of 1217:
austere and massive, authentic testimony of the city history...
[TREVISO Guide >>]
Enclosed between the double handle of the Adige River on
one side and the hills in the background on the other, Verona
is one of the most tourist and cultural destinations of
Veneto. The city’s evolution started during the most
important eras of Italian history: its geographical position
allowed it to develop a fundamental role from Roman times
to the Renaissance, running up to modern commercial times.
During the Roman era Verona enjoyed its importance and prosperity,
and even today, the remains of that glorious moment, make
the city famous: The Arena, the Roman Theatre...
[VERONA Guide >>]
Vicenza, known in past times as Vicetia,
is situated in an area of Veneto, which includes on one
side the Prealpi and the other side the Monti Berici: a
location, which with the running waters that cross it, form
a characteristic panorama. More than one hundred high class
mansions embellish this city which due to its architectural
quality, attests as a Venice on the mainland.
Observe these mansions, tantamount in helping the architectural
evolution from the late Gothic period to the Renaissance:
at first their fronts correspond to the taste of the Venetian
[VICENZA Guide >>]
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