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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:05

L'età di Venezia!

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Venezia ha una storia di quasi 16 secoli: si fa risalire la fondazione della città alla leggendaria posa della prima pietra della chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, San Giacometo, come la chiamano ancora oggi i veneziani. Siamo, secondo la tradizione, nel 421, precisamente il 25 marzo (la chiesa in realtà fu costruita ben dopo l’anno mille). Questa data simbolica è ormai in uso per indicare la nascita della città lagunare

Ma com’era la Venezia del passato? Tra le antiche mappe della città, ce n’è una, vero e proprio gioiello del Rinascimento italiano, che ancora oggi ci sorprende per la straordinaria fedeltà con cui ci restituisce l’immagine della città lagunare. È la celebre Veduta di Venezia a volo d’uccello di Jacopo de’ Barbari, datata 1500. Ogni edificio, canale o campo della città è qui documentato!

Vero e proprio unicum nella storia della rappresentazione della città, la Veduta – intagliata su sei matrici lignee e stampata su altrettanti fogli – è considerata uno dei massimi capolavori della cartografia urbana di tutti i tempi. Dell’opera, il Museo Correr possiede le originarie matrici in legno di pero, oltre a diversi esemplari della stampa su carta.

 

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:05

L'età di Venezia!

venezia free walk in venice

Venezia ha una storia di quasi 16 secoli: si fa risalire la fondazione della città alla leggendaria posa della prima pietra della chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, San Giacometo, come la chiamano ancora oggi i veneziani. Siamo, secondo la tradizione, nel 421, precisamente il 25 marzo (la chiesa in realtà fu costruita ben dopo l’anno mille). Questa data simbolica è ormai in uso per indicare la nascita della città lagunare

Ma com’era la Venezia del passato? Tra le antiche mappe della città, ce n’è una, vero e proprio gioiello del Rinascimento italiano, che ancora oggi ci sorprende per la straordinaria fedeltà con cui ci restituisce l’immagine della città lagunare. È la celebre Veduta di Venezia a volo d’uccello di Jacopo de’ Barbari, datata 1500. Ogni edificio, canale o campo della città è qui documentato!

Vero e proprio unicum nella storia della rappresentazione della città, la Veduta – intagliata su sei matrici lignee e stampata su altrettanti fogli – è considerata uno dei massimi capolavori della cartografia urbana di tutti i tempi. Dell’opera, il Museo Correr possiede le originarie matrici in legno di pero, oltre a diversi esemplari della stampa su carta.

 

Trattp da: detourism Comune di Venezia 

Il sito web: www.freewalkinvenicetours.com

I tour sono solitamente in lingua inglese, scrivimi per tempo per organizzare un tour in italiano! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Free Walk in Venice tours - Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto tour

Free Walk in Venice tours - The heart and soul of Venice: Carampane and Rialto tour 

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Here we are in front of the Grand Canal, Canal Grande in Italian, it is the main waterway of Venice, following a natural channel that traces a reverse-S course from San Marco Basilica to Santa Chiara Church and divides the city into two parts. The Canal Grande snakes through the city of Venice in a large S shape, traveling from the Saint Mark Basin on one end to a lagoon near the Santa Lucia rail station on the other. This ancient waterway measures 3,800 meters (2.36 miles) long and ranges from 30 to 90 meters (about 100-300 feet) wide. In most places, the canal is approximately 5 meters (16 feet) deep. The canal is an ancient waterway, lined with buildings - about 170 in all - that were mostly built from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Most were constructed by wealthy Venetian families. The majority of the city's traffic cruises up and down the canal, be it private boats, vaporetti (water buses), water taxis or the famous gondolas. Foot traffic gathers around three famous bridges that cross the canal: the Rialto Bridge, the Ponte Degli Scalzi, and the Ponte dell'Accademia. A fourth, modern (and controversial) bridge was recently added not far from the Scalzi bridge: the Calatrava Bridge. A Brief History Houses along the Grand Canal in Venice It is believed that the Grand Canal follows the course of an ancient river. One of the first settlements in the area grew along the canal around the area of the current Rialto Bridge. By the tenth century, it was a center for trade and a safe, ship-accessible port. Because of this, some of the earliest houses along the canal belonged to merchants who did their business on the seas. By the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, homes along the canal became much more ornate and often included Byzantine-style decoration like elongated arches and large loggias. This Venetian-Byzantine style of architecture is evident in the oldest building along the canal, Grand Canal seen from Scalzi Bridge, Venice the Ca' da Mosto, which is a thirteenth-century palazzo. The Venetian-Gothic style of architecture began in appear in buildings constructed along the Grand Canal in the fifteenth century and some of the best examples can still be found there, including the magnificent Ca d'Oro (House of Gold). During this period, facades included plaster in bright colors, pointed arches were popular, and columns were skinnier than before. Buildings and homes designed in the Renaissance and Classical styles arrived in the sixteenth century. Many featured white facades rather than colored ones and windows touted round rather Santa Maria di Nazareth or Scalzi Church along the Canal Grande, Venice than pointed arches. Examples of those styles of architecture include the Palazzo Dario and the Palazzo Grimani. In the late sixteenth century and into the seventeenth century, Baroque-style buildings were added to those that already fronted the Canal Grande. This was the most prolific era of building activity along the waterway, and included the addition of the Santa Maria di Nazareth Church (known today as Scalzi) and the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica, one of the city's most elegant ecclesiastic structures. Baldassarre Longhena was the major architect of that era and he added many new buildings to the canal area. By the eighteenth century, building along the Grand Canal had pretty much come to a halt. However, during the last two centuries, significant renovations have been completed for many of the city's historic canal-front buildings and the most important ones have become museums or are owned by foundations that see to their upkeep. Do you want to discover hidden corners with us? Check our website: www.freewalkinvenice.org and book FREE WALK IN VENICE, the official free tour in Venice.
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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 15:21

FREE WALK IN VENICE - ABOUT US !

Free Walk in Venice is just the first project of the Isola Tour non-profit Association, officially registered in 2014 by Venice lovers and professionals in the tourism sector as well as cultural and heritage managers.

During our free tours we help our guest and supporters of our Association to know the real and hidden Venice that we love!

We are friendly, greeters and passionate ambassadors of the city, and we’ll help you to discover the most amazing spots, beautiful areas faraway from the tourist ones.

We believe in fairness and our mission is to make you feel at ease during your stay.

This is why we promote only Venetian cuisine giving you the best tips about it and providing information about the best ways to transportation and to choose tickets to museum and various attractions.

We don’t believe in boredom and this is why we love interaction and exchange with our guests for a nice and relaxing walk speaking about the most curious and hidden aspects of the city.


OUR GOALS ARE:
- SUPPORTING THE PROMOTION OF TOURISM AND SIGHTSEEING.
- THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTACTS AND COOPERATION BETWEEN PEOPLE.
- HELPING PEOPLE TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME DURING THEIR STAY
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