After a delicious Venetian lunch at a local restaurant in Venice, take a gondola ride on the grand canal of the city and enjoy the spectacular views.
Michele Marieschi has truly captured the city of Venice and its gondolas on the Grand Canal in his paintings.
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.
In 1182, there was the “Massacre of the Latins” (Roman Catholics) in Constantinople in the former Byzantine Empire. The Venetians had their revenge in 1204 against the city during the Fourth Crusade (The Siege of Constantinople) where the capital of the Byzantine Empire suffered much destruction and wreckage by the Western European Crusaders as well as the Venetian Crusaders.
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.
There are four landmarks on St Mark’s Square that date back to the pre-renaissance period and those include the Basilica, the Ducale Palace, and the two tall columns in the Piazzetta of the Piazza San Marco.
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!