Venice actually started out as a bay of communities which combined in alliance for defence against the Lombards and other invaders in the 7th century, since the Byzantine Empire’s power began to decline in North Italy.
In the old days, it was only the wealthy Venetians who were able to afford the Frittelle alla Veneziana dessert in Venice.
Nowadays, you can find this delicious sweet treat at almost any local confectionery in the city.
The Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) became official during the Renaissance period, although the celebrated festival began in the 12th century when the city overthrew the Patriarch of Aquileia and became a Republic. The citizens of the newly-procured republic began to dance in the streets of San Marco Square in the center of Venice.
Ever since, the biggest carnival in the world is held in the city in honour of their victory.
Palazzo Ducale, or “Doge’s Palace” in English, is a beautiful gothic palace on the Grand Canal of the city of Venice in north-eastern Italy.
The Ducale Palace not only houses the doge of Venice but also the political institutions of the city-state as long as it remained a republic.
In England, there are some imitations of the Ducale Palace’s unique architectural structure dating back to the 19th century!
The Wool Exchange in Bradford, UK for example was modelled after the Doge’s Palace of Venice. Be sure to pay a visit to Venice and compare the profound architectural detail of its landmarks and significant attractions.