The Culture Chronicle: Venice and its Lagoon; Low Lai Chow; Artinfo

Italy – Venice and its Lagoon

From ancient monuments and culturally vital works of art, to landscapes that shape the world in which we live, Culture+Travel presents a weekly exploration of travel destinations of vital importance to the human experience of life on earth, recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

Venice has been called many names: the City of Water, the City of Bridges, and more. The beautiful capital of Veneto in northeast Italy spread over a cluster of 118 islands connected by 400 foot bridges and 170 boat canals is a floating city on water, a living masterpiece navigated by gondolas, prized for its amazing art and architecture. As for the lagoon or Laguna di Venezia itself, the enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea that shelters Venice covers a staggeringly vast area of 50,000 km².

Within many of its city squares (or piazzas) and palaces house the well-preserved art masterpieces of the world’s greatest artists, such as the Italian Renaissance painters Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese, who made the city their base to stay and place to work.

Read more from source: The Culture Chronicle: Venice and its Lagoon | Artinfo

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