The city of Sidon (where Lebanon is situated now) was captured by Jersusalem, Norway and Venice (Siege of Sidon) after the First Crusade in the early 12th century; it took only 47 days for the coastal city of Syria be seized and conquered.
The city of Venice’s government made further modifications of the traditional Venetian gondola forbidden in the 20th century. The banana shape of this rowing boat was actually developed in the 19th century and is not the traditional shape!
The first time the Historical Regatta occurred on the Grand Canal of Venice was in 1315; originally, it was organized by the republic to celebrate the victories of the militia and to honour the celebrities. Nowadays, it is held on the first Sunday of September every year and is made up of two parts including a parade and rowboat racing.
This would be an exciting event to watch when on vacation in Venice especially for children!
The Friars Church in Venice was buily in the mid-13th century when the Franciscan Friars arrived in Venice around thirty years prior to construction; it is one of the beautiful landmarks that you can visit while on tour in Italy.
It is rather difficult for the gondolier to row the gondola around and across the canals in Venice! This is why they need to receive training as well as take an exam in order to receive their license to take these lovely visitors around the island.
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 gondolier rows the gondola using a “Remo” (oar, in English) that is locked by a forcola in the boat side which allows the beech-wood oar to take various positions for rowing to be easier and effortless.
Antonio Vivaldi’s most renowned music work is “The Four Seasons” concert playing the violin. You can attend an exciting concert in Venice featuring Vivaldi’s work at some times during the year.
If you are a classical music fan, then you should definitely choose Venice as the next historic city to visit during your vacation time. The capital city of Italy is home to the world-renowned composer, Antonio Vivaldi, and even has a small museum dedicated to him.