Benvenuti a Venezia! Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting Venice? This is probably the single most iconic city in the world and it has inspired countless movies, books, songs and other artistic masterpieces over several centuries. Everyone has their own special reason for wanting to visit: young couples are usually drawn to the city’s reputation as a worldwide capital of love and romanticism. Art lovers from all walks of life come here to admire paintings and sculptures that shaped the history of human thought as we know it, to get a first-hand experience of the city’s unique architecture.
This sanctuary on a lagoon virtually looks the same as it did six hundred years ago, which adds to the city’s charm. Venezia does not change, it waits patiently for the rest of the world to do so. Many locals complain that the relentless flow of tourists makes them fell like they are constantly parading their town as a sort of omnipresent stage show, but for all that, Venice remains the unique and mysterious enigma it has been for the past six-hundred years.
The Republic of Venice or Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia was a major maritime, military, cultural and religious power throughout most of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as a very important hub for all kinds of trade (silk, wheat and spice were among the most prized goods that were traded in its international port). The arts also flourished from the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially during the Renaissance. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.
Located on the Adriatic Sea, Venice used to trade with the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world extensively. By the late 13th century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe.
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