Venice, its history and its palaces

My Photo Tour in Venice is of course about photography, but I am also very interested in the history, the architecture and the culture of this city.

During our Photo Tour if you like we can discover it too.

 Ancient map of Venice

Ancient map of Venice

At the origin of Venice's history

As early as 811, the construction of the palatium (palace) at Rialto attests to the importance of Civitas Rivoalti, by then the center of intense building activity, which would later become the civitas Venetiarum (city of the Venices).

 The Guardian Grando of the Scuola Dalmata

The Guardian Grando of the Scuola Dalmata

The hidden treasures of the Scuola degli Schiavoni.

Venice is full of people interested in art, who go around in churches, museums, palaces, Scuole Grandi and so on. Many of them are art professors, or erudite tour guides, or travelers who take advantage of free time to get rich in culture. My approach to Venice instead, as a photographer who holds Photo Tours in Venice, is completely different...

 Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico

The object of unreserved admiration

What has remained until the present day still bears ample witness to the magnificence and the glorious past of the city of Venice. And however in the past the Venetians have been given to thrift, they were always splendidly liberal in the embellishment of their homes.

 Carnival inside the Caffé Florian

Carnival inside the Caffé Florian

What does it mean to be the official photographer such a famous place in Venice: the Caffé Florian?

Since 1720 Venetians say: “Andemo da Florian!” (let’s go to Florian’s!). In fact, since almost 300 years Caffé Florian is the meeting point for Venice’s lovers, and this place preserved its identity, in spite of the epoch-making changes, economic and social upheavals of the Venetian society, depopulation. It's first name was...

 Palazzo Loredan Vendramin Calergi 

Palazzo Loredan Vendramin Calergi 

The palace represents the most significant architectural epoch of Renaissance Venice.

“Among the most important of all the palaces on the Grand Canal”; it is described as having “great body and great height… very noble with regards not only to the layout of the rooms inside but also to the façade covered with Greek marble…”

 Inside the Church of the Greeks in Venice

Inside the Church of the Greeks in Venice

It's almost impossible to believe that we are just a few hundred meters away from the chaos of San Marco square! 

I was pretty sure I knew well enough the religious festivals and traditions that take place in Venice since more than one thousand years, because every day, during a Photo tour, I walk all around this marvellous City, entering everywhere.