Palazzo Morosini is a mixed Venetian Gothic and Renaissance palace in the Castello Sestiere which is unfortunately inaccessible to the public.
Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) was a Venetian female Rococo painter, famous for her pastel portraits which are in museums all over Europe.
The Certosa island has a rich history of over a millennium, even if it is far from obvious for the visitors nowadays.
The Consiglio Maggiore – or the Great Council – was the highest authority of the Venetian Republic. It was not, however, an elected body. It was the entire electorate.
Palazzo Magno is an early Gothic palace in Venice, from the late 1300s. It is rarely noticed as it is situated in a narrow alleyway.
The doge was the elected head of the Venetian Republic. He was elected for life by an arcane process that also included drawing lots.
Venice was a republic from the beginning, but in a time when hereditary power was the norm, why did Venice become a republic and not a monarchy?
Streets in Venice have different names from in the rest of Italy, because Venice wasn’t a part of Italy for most of its history.
Venice was rich. The wealth came from long distance trade, which relied on the geographical position of Venice.
Santa Claus is dead, and his bones are buried on both Bari and Venice. Most of him rests in Bari in Puglia, the rest in Venice on the Lido.