Much of Constantinople was vandalized and looted by the Venetian and West European Crusaders in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, known as the “Siege of Constantinople”. The Venetians had their revenge because of an incident in 1182 regarding the massacre of the Roman Catholics who were living in the Byzantine Empire.
The city of Venice was involved in the Crusades War during the High Middle Ages Period until the Late Middle Ages. In the 12th century, just after the First Crusade, the “Siege of Sidon” took place with the help of the Doge of Venice at the time, Ordelafo Faliero. Norway and Jerusalem captured the cities of Syria by the coast with the assistance of the fleet of 200 Venetian ships.
The Vivaldi Museum has many original documents and music sheets on display for its visitors to admire as well as learn more about the history of the Pieta Orphanage. Be sure to take an appointment as it is not open to the public full time!
Local bakeries in Venice usually always have the traditional baicoli biscuit for sale for those who enjoy a sweet treat on holiday!
They received their name because of their shape which resembles the lagoon basses.
The Frittelle alla Veneziana is actually a traditional Venetian carnival dessert since the Renaissance period invented by Scappi, the Pope’s personal cook. Due to its increased popularity, it spread across the state in the 18th century as the “National Dessert”.
Plan a magnificent trip to Venice this summer with your family and witness the beauty and culture the city has to offer.
On Murano Island, you will catch a glimpse of authentic Venetian ways of life and culture in a less crowded tourist area.
It is not always surrounded and packed with visitors like the city of Venice always is year-round, so you will enjoy the tranquility and the traditions the island offers.