If you are looking for a peaceful place to visit in Europe, then plan a trip to Murano Island in Venice, Italy with the family and be sure to visit one of its glass factories where you can watch an interesting and mind-blowing demonstration of glass-making, which is what the island is known for.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.