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The Doges of Venice – A Short History

The Doges of Venice – A Short History

On March 25, 2021, Venice will celebrate its 1600th birthday. Legend has it that Venice was founded at 12:00 noon on that day in the year 421, when St. James church, the first in the city, was dedicated. The first inhabitants of Venice were fishermen and salt workers known as “lagoon dwellers”. An influx of refugees fleeing from cities occupied during the Germanic and Hun invasions, led to the permanent establishment of a settlement. The settlement, which was to become…

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Venice – La serenissima

Venice – La serenissima

Called “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man” by the New York Times, our next destination at Island Profiles is built on over 100 small islands in the northwestern part of the Adriatic Sea. Once the center of a sprawling maritime republic, Venice (Venezia in Italian) is a city of canals, gondolas, bridges, marble palaces, frescoes, domes and towers. Among the many names that have been given to this remarkable city, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Masks, City…

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