Title: Art and History of Venice
Languages: English French German Italian Spanish Russian Chinese
Author: Arte & Storia
Size: (cm): 19,6 x 27,5
Thanks to centuries of history during which the city was Italy's gate to the Orient, the architecture of Venice has acquired a distinctive flavor, unique among that of all worldcities - and this guide will help you appreciate it to the full. Rich ininformation and suggestive images, it will provide valuable aid to all thosewho, once they recover from their initial astonishment at seeing this "city onthe water", should decide to get to know Venice's monuments and art galleries better. The original city center was that formed at the time of the barbarian invasions,when groups of refugees settled on the islands of the lagoon. As the centurieswent by, building continued until there was created that city that has no equalin all the world. Today, following the filling-in of 160 canals, Venice rises in18 islands, among which those known as San Giorgio Maggiore and La Giudecca.
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