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Colors of Venice - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Venice, Italy Venice is famous for its magnificent national holidays. Every year Carnival of Venice alone attracts thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the world. The carnival was held in 1296 for the first time and lasted six weeks. The holiday was so lush and extravaganza that rumors about it spread quickly over all the nearby states. In the beginning of the 14th century the question of class struggle was among the most important ones not only in Venice, but also in other European cities. A unique holiday, during which people hid their faces behind colorful masks made it possible to forget about the class struggle. During the celebration all people had fun on equal terms, and usual social rules disappeared along with everyday traditions.
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During its century long history the carnival has changed a lot, and so today the holiday is mostly organized for tourists. Within several days the streets and squares of the city become the location of performances of acrobats, theater artists, and musicians. However, the main symbol of the holiday– a colorful mask - remains unchanged. As a rule, masks are the most popular souvenirs bought by tourists.
The most romantic city on the water, Venice, does not need any additional advertisements to attract tourists. This is one of the most exciting, mysterious, and unusual cities in the world. Location, history, architecture, the fusion of the city and water, traditions - all these are more than enough to become a popular and beloved destination by millions of tourist. In Venice, you will see a mixture of old times and traditions with new trends, avant-garde trends in music, dance and other forms of art. Venice has not accidentally become one of the centers of the so-called "event" tourism. The events held here significantly increase the flow of tourists and at the same time are a major contribution to world culture. Copyright
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The most famous and anticipated event is the Venice Carnival. Millions of tourists come here to witness this grand spectacle and even participate in it. In the 18th century, the carnival started in October and lasted for six months. People put on masks and dissolved in their own vices. Participants enjoyed variously costumed processions, concerts, and magnificent ball -masquerades. Every rich man tried to organize the chicest celebration to show his greatness to everyone. Nowadays, the Venice Carnival takes place annually, at the end of February. During ten days, the city is filled with people wearing expensive masks and exquisite costumes. Everywhere is fun, music, street parties, concerts, fireworks, rivers of wine.
venice If you are coming to Venice in May, make sure to visit a beautiful regatta Vogalonga. Do you want to participate? No problem, but only if you are over 16 years. Hundreds of boats gather near the Doge's Palace, where the regatta starts. Competitors must sail 30 kilometers along the canals of Venice and finish on the starting point. The winner of regatta receives the medal and commemorative souvenirs. On May 11, the religious festival of the Ascension takes place. Do your best to witness a very beautiful ceremony "Wedding with the Sea" held along the canals. In July, you can become a participant of an interesting night holiday - Redentore. Costumed processions and numerous regattas which are lighted at midnight by a delightful firework display.
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Watching numerous colorful fireworks in Venice may seem a beautiful dream. But on November 21, this dream comes true within the framework of the Venice Salute Festival. This event symbolizes cleaning the city from the ferocious plague epidemic. Between the Grand Canal and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, you will find an improvised bridge of boats, along which pilgrims can go to church for a prayer. In Venice, one of the world's greatest international art exhibition takes place - the Venice Biennale. The main venue is the park "Gardens Biennale", where you will see the pavilions from the leading countries. During the Biennale, visitors will enjoy various cultural events: festivals of cinema and art, theater, and music performances.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Venice and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Venice
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venezia, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria della Salute, Venezia, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale Patriachale di S. Marco, Venezia, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, Venezia, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Pietro di Castello, Venezia, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Maria Assunta, Donato e Cipriano, Venezia, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Venice
♥   Castle 'Castello di Mestre' Mestre, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Residenza Il Castello' Fivizzano, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Sant’Andrea' Itri, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Forte di Sant’Andrea' Venezia, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Roncade' Roncade, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca dei Tempesta' Noale, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Stigliano' Santa Maria di Sala, 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Venice and around


From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
The city has a special system of the spillway that has to prevent the water level. The system was built in 2014 and cost 6,7 billion dollars for the city budget. Unfortunately, with this system, the city continues to go closer to the water. From 1727 till nowadays it is lower for 60 meters than originally. For last years the speed of subsidence got higher. Specialists say that in 2028 it will be impossible to live in Venice. … Read further

Ponte di Rialto

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Just like many years ago, the shops are open, 24 souvenir shops with exclusive goods on the bridge. Rialto Bridge is located in the district of the same name, to whose honor it was named. It must be noted that the bridge was built in the narrowest part of the Great Channel. In 1551 a competition for the best bridge design was declared, in which the most famous and mostly gifted architects of Europe participated. The unsuccessful architect Antonio de Ponte won the competition. The design of the bridge, presented by him, recalled the old wooden bridge, which was used for crossing the canal earlier. … Read further

Saint Marks Basilica

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The best craftsmen worked on the construction of the basilica. According to one version, the Church of the Holy Apostles located in Constantinople at that time became the prototype for the basilica. The facade of the basilica impresses with an abundance of elegant elements today. These are carved towers and archways, sculpture with images of saints, mosaic inserts, and miniature superstructures. All this forms a unique image of the basilica. The building impresses with its scale. The height of the cathedral is 43 meters. Its length is more than 76 meters. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Venice

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