Presentation on theme: "Venice Matej Baňas. Venice is a city in northern Italy Venice is city of canals and lagoons It is the capital of the Veneto region. Venice with it´s canals."— Presentation transcript:
Venice is a city in northern Italy Venice is city of canals and lagoons It is the capital of the Veneto region. Venice with it´s canals and lagoons is very romantic city and there are many poets, artists.
History of city History of Venice starting in the mid-fifth century. Republic of Venice was a maritime power and venues of the Crusades, as well as an important center of commerce (especially the spice trade) and art during the Renaissance. On the uninhabited islands nearby residents fled mainland cities from barbarian invasions. They established several settlements here. These are combined in 697 maritime union in Venice
Grand Canal The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.
Transport in Venice Venice is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon, connected by 409 bridges So if you want to get somewhere in Venice you can use: gondola water bus
Gondola The gondola is a traditional, flat- bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. However their primary role is to carry tourists on rides. The gondola is propelled by a person (the gondolier) who stands facing the bow and rows with a forward stroke, followed by a compensating backward stroke.
Water bus Water bus is a watercraft used to provide public transport, usually but not always in an urban environment.
Piazza San Marco St Marks square is the heart of Venice and the first stop for most first-time visitors to the city of Venice as it is home to many major monuments. Piazza San Marco is a fascinating place day or night, and leaves visitors spell- bound by its beauty and elegance. St Mark's square was described by Napolean as the most beautiful dining room in Europe. It is the only true square of Venice. Dominated by it's Byzantine Basilica of St. Marks that's a unique architectural masterpiece that is some 175,5 metres wide.
St Mark's Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco