The suburbs of Venice
The magnificent and unforgettable, fantastic andinimitable Italian Venice has long been a place of pilgrimage for millions of tourists who want to touch the wonderful world of the medieval city, hundreds of years of resisting the onslaught of big water. Through the local channels and all silently gliding gondolas, run strong people, and in the suburbs of Venice, as before, remained amazing crafts, pleasing to the visiting guests the opportunity to take away a souvenir unique souvenirs and gifts.
The island of Murano is not less famous than the actualVenice. Here, for the last seven centuries, located glassworks, where masterpieces are made unprofitable. Murano glass has become no less than a popular symbol of the city on the water than a carnival mask.
Glass works were transferred to thea suburb of Venice at the end of the XIII century. So the city council decided to protect the sacrament of fishing from competitors staring views. Glassmakers received various privileges, but have been unable to leave the island.
Buy a bracelet from Muranov glassblower Sinoretto -the dream of any tourists, and therefore popular trail in this suburb of Venice does not grow, and the vaporetto with the suffering, as before, travel through the Venetian Lagoon.
All the colors of the rainbow
Cottages on the island of Burano painted in bright colors,to local fishermen, as legend has always seen the way home. And the suburbs of Venice is famous for its amazing lace. They started to weave in the XV century, and today the highest quality and uniqueness white masterpieces - the reason for the popularity of this island off the tourist fraternity.
Lace themselves call their creations "holes in the air," but who at least once had the good fortune to touch the masterpieces buranskim understand that emptiness in this case has an extraordinary value.
Former glory Torcello
This Venetian island was the most densely populated until the XI century. He made a fortune in trade with Constantinople and in the X century totaled more residents than the city itself.
Moretorgovlya stopped in the XII century, the harborIt covered with mud, and most of the buildings pulled down for the construction of palaces in Venice. Today the island lives a few dozen fishing families, but for tourists this suburb of Venice preserved interesting architectural landmarks:
- In two of the XIV century palazzo located museum exhibitions.
- Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta was built in the IX century. It is famous ensemble of Byzantine mosaics adorning the vaults of the Baptistery - the best in the region of northern Italy.