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VENICE ISLANDS OF VENICE

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” and “Coal”...

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- 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...

- BURANO VENICE ISLAND >>
Characteristic fishing centre, constructed on four small islands on the lagoon; all of them connected to each other by bridges...

- TORCELLO VENICE ISLAND >>
After a walk through the silence of the main canal, whose banks are united by the so called Ponte del Diavolo (Devils Bridge)...

PADUA TREVISO

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...

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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 way.
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...

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VERONA VICENZA

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...

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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 Gothic period...

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