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.
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 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...
One of the most interesting examples of Baroque architecture in Venice
The palace is one of the most prominent examples of Baroque architecture in Venice and was subject to a complex sequence of building activities which protracted its construction over about a century, before its final completion. Towards the middle of the 17th century, the project for the palace was entrusted by Filippo Bon, Procurator of San Mark, to the most famous architect of the time, Baldassarre Longhena….
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.
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...
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…”
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.