ADVENTURES OF  VERINA & VINCENT  IN EUROPE

 

VENICE  (VENEZIA)

 

San Marco Square, Basilica San Marco, Doge Palace; are the main objects for tourist

 

Venezia with Campanile Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

 

Venezia  (far on the left: San Giorgio Maggiore church with bell tower in San Giorgio island)

 

Venice Lagoon

 

Berkunjung ke Venezia berarti harus siap berjalan kaki. Kota yang dibangun di atas 120 atol itu tidak memiliki jalan untuk kendaraan bermotor kecuali untuk perahu yang beragam nama dan ukurannya.     

Pusat tujuan dan yang paling diminati para turis manca negara adalah San Marco Square (Saint Mark's Square/ Lapangan San Marco). Di sebelah timur adalah Basilika San Marco, dan Istana Doge (Palazzo Ducale), dimana keduanya ini merupakan bangunan terpenting dan tersohor di Venice.

 

Approaching to Saint Mark's square

 

Gondola and Santa Maria della Salute church

 

Campanile, Santa Maria della Salute church, crossing canal della Guidecca

 

Gondola, Grand Canal, Santa Maria della Salute church in the morning

 

Venice atau Venezia dalam bahasa Itali, kota dan bandar di sebelah timur laut Itali, di daerah Veneto, dan sebagai ibukota Propinsi Venice. Venice dengan 120 pulau terbentuk dari 177 kanal antara mulut sungai Po dan sungai Piave, sebelah utara adalah Laut Adriatic. Karna dalam sejarahnya sebagai penguasa kelautan dan juga pusat komersial, sehingga kota ini dikenal sebagai "Ratu Adriatic".  Jalan kereta api dan jalan raya menghubungkan Venice dengan daratan utama. Pulau-pulau dimana di dalamnya dibangun kota, dihubungkan dengan sekitar 400 jembatan.  Jajaran pasir sepanjang pantai penghalang buatan sebelah laut luar dapat melindungi ganasnya laut.

 

Grand Canal seen from Rialto bridge

Main Street, Venice. The main thoroughfare for traffic in Venice, the Grand Canal winds its way in a 2.4 mile S-shape route from the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station to the basin near St. Mark's Square. The Grand Canal is 100 to 300 feet wide and has an average depth of 16.5 feet. More than 170 buildings line the Grand Canal, dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

 

The Grand Canal (Kanal Besar), sepanjang 3 km, angin berembus menembus Venice dari barat laut ke tenggara, membelah kota menjadi dua yang hampir sama besar. Kanal Giudecca mempunyai lebar sekitar 400 m, memisahkan pulau Giudecca. Tidak ada kendaraan bermotor yang diijinkan masuk tempat-tempat sempit, daerah aliran angin, dan jalan-jalan ke kota lama, dan semua jembatan hanya untuk pejalan kaki.

Sudah berabad-abad model transportasi di Venice adalah gondola, yaitu perahu dengan dasar rata yang dikendalikan dengan dayung tunggal. Sekarang ini, gondola digunakan terutama untuk para turis.

 

Gondola through the canal

 

Boat and gondola are the transportation mode for every houses

 

The palace—begun about 814, destroyed four times by fire, and each time rebuilt on a more magnificent scale—is a remarkable building in Italian Gothic with some early Renaissance elements. The northern side of the piazza is occupied by the Procuratie Vecchie (1496) and the southern side by the Procuratie Nuove (1584), both built in Italian Renaissance style. During the time of the Venetian republic these buildings were the residences of the nine procurators, or magistrates, from among whom the doge, or chief magistrate, was usually selected.

 

Evening happy time

 

Before sunset

 

Campo San Barnaba

 

Campo San Zanipolo

 

So nice memory

 

Dorsoduro in the morning

 

Floating around

 

Twin way

 

Housing

 

Shops

 

Santo Daro

 

Gereja Katedral San Marco yang berdiri megah dan anggun bergaya Yunani, merupakan gereja terbesar di Venezia dengan kesan kuno/antik, dibangun pada pertengahan abad 17 sebagai tempat penyimpanan jenazah Santo Markus (salah satu penulis Kitab Injil), yang dibawa ke Venezia pada tahun 829. Pondasinya dibangun dari 100.000 batang kayu utuh yang ditancapkan ke lumpur atol. Di tengah lapangan beterbangan burung dara yang tampaknya sudah terbiasa hidup menyatu dengan manusia. Kondisi ini dimanfaatkan oleh beberapa turis yang asyik bermain dengan burung-burung dara, sambil menebarkan makanan burung yang bisa dibeli di tengah-tengah lapangan itu.

 

The Bridge of Sighs

The Ponte dei Sospiri, or in English the "Bridge of Sighs," this enclosed bridge spans the Rio di Palazzo between the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace and the new prison on the other side of the canal. The bridge was given its name by the British poet Lord Byron as a result of his belief that prisoners would sigh at their last view of beautiful Venice before being taken to their cells. A local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge Of Sighs. Predictably, traffic under the bridge is very heavy most days at sunset.

 

The Bridge of Sighs dibangun pada tahun 1589 oleh Antonio Contin. Jembatan ini menghubungkan antara Pengadilan (sebelah kiri) dan Penjara (sebelah kanan). Menjadi terkenal karena keluhan para terhukum ketika menerima vonis pengadilan, kemudian menyeberangi jembatan, dan dari dalam sel-sel terpisah dalam penjara itu, ketika melihat ke arah jendela, terlihat cahaya matahari yang berarti untuk terakhir kalinya bagi hidup mereka.

 

San Marco Square and Doge Palace

Piazza San Marco from the terrace above the facade of St. Mark's Basilica. At the right of the frame stands the Torre del Orologio (Clock Tower).

Completed in 1499, it stands above a high archway where a street known as the Merceria, a main land thoroughfare of the city, leads through shopping streets to the Rialto, the commercial and financial center of Venice.

 

Venice ditengarai sebagai salah satu kota terindah di dunia. Bangunan-bangunan kota dan dekorasi-dekorasinya dari jaman Byzantium hingga bergaya Renaissance, yang telah memperlihatkan nilai seni yang tinggi. Hasil karya dari sekolah seni dan lukis orang-orang Venice dipertontonkan dalam istana-istana, bangunan umum, dan gereja-gereja di Venice.

 

Katedral San Marco and the bell tower

 

The most conspicuous feature of the city is the campanile, or bell tower, of Saint Mark, which is about 91 m (about 300 ft) high; it was built between 874 and 1150 and reconstructed after it collapsed in 1902.

Gereja Katedral ini dibangun sekitar tahun 828, karena terbakar pada tahun 976, dibangun kembali antara tahun 1047 - 1071, dengan mempertimbangkan arsitektur Byzantine.

 

Saint Mark's Basilica

Detail of the upper exterior of St. Mark's Basilica. St. Mark's stands as one of the finest extant examples of Byzantine architecture, a style that derives from the eastern reaches of the Roman empire that was centered at Constantinople rather than Rome. Venice was the gateway between east and west during the Middle Ages. There has been a church on the site as a part of this site since the 9th century. The basilica in its present form was consecrated in 1071.

 

The nave toward the high altar in St. Mark's Basilica

Looking up from just in front of the high altar, one sees the top of the baldacchino (canopy) that covers the altar and then in the ceiling, the mosaics that form most of the wall and ceiling decoration in St. Mark's Basilca. Unlike most Catholic cathedrals that use frescoes to adorn walls and ceilings, St. Mark's makes use of mosaics that include an enormous number of tiles covered in gold leaf. From this architectural feature, St. Mark's has come to be known as Chiesa d'Oro, Church of Gold.

 

Mozaic on the gate of basilica

 

Di dekat Istana Doge ada 2 buah kolom terkenal terbuat dari batu granite yang berdiri sejak tahun 1180. Salah satunya kolom itu menyangga singa bersayap dari Santo Markus, dan kolom satunya Santo Theodore menatah pada seekor buaya.

 

One of two columns that stand at the entrance to St. Mark's Square, this column is adorned with the winged Lion of St. Mark, the semi-official emblem of the city

(Piazza San Giorgio on the back ground)

 

Rialto bridge

 

Grand Canal dan Gereja Santa Maria della Salute dari Academy Bridgedi

 

The Grand Canal, the principal traffic artery of Venice, is lined with old palaces of the Venetian aristocracy, among which are many structures of historical and architectural renown. Farther north, near the lagoon, is the 15th-century Church of San Giovanni in Bragora, a domed and columned edifice in the Italian Gothic style and once the funeral church of the doges. In its vicinity is the greatest monument in Venice, the 15th-century equestrian statue of the Venetian general Bartolomeo Colleoni, the work of the Florentine artist Andrea del Verrocchio. The same section is the site of the Arsenal, a former center of shipbuilding, and public gardens.

 

Making blow glass in Murano island

 

Islands extend to the east in the direction of the Lido, an island reef outside the lagoon that is famous as a bathing beach and recreational resort. Great museums, such as the Ca’ d’Oro (located in a Gothic palace on the Grand Canal), and historic churches are found throughout the city. The Libreria Vecchia (Old Library) contains about 13,000 manuscripts and more than 800,000 books, some of immense value. The University of Venice was founded in 1868.

 

Fish market, fresh sea food.....wouw...........

 

Seen Rialto bridge on the left

 

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