25 APRIL IN VENICE: FEAST OF ST. MARK AND FEAST OF THE BLOOMING ROSE

25 april in venice
Alessandra.Battistel – Opera propria

Venice is worldwide known as the city of lovers. That is not always true. Venice is a democratic city: it’s a city for workers, a city for artists, a city for students, for tourists and much more. It depends what are you looking for and, most of all, where you are looking at. Continue reading “25 APRIL IN VENICE: FEAST OF ST. MARK AND FEAST OF THE BLOOMING ROSE”

VENICE FOUNDATIONS: HOW VENICE WAS BUILT?

Walking in Venice you see amazing palaces rich in history, you see the canals, the boats and all the wonderful environment of the city, but have you ever asked yourself how Venice was built??

It’s unbelievable !!!  

The foundations of Venice’s palaces follow the same system of indirect foundation: think of a swamp ; you have to solidify the zone and then put wooden pointed knotty and short poles until you find a hard and compact layer of clay in the soil, called caranto which is located at a dozen meters below the surface soil layer of the lagoon.

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