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VENICE IN 14TH CENTURY Venice's maritime empire: 13th - 15th century In the scramble to grab Byzantine land after the 4TH crusade, in 1204, the Venetians concentrate on territories suiting their maritime interests. They take the islands of Corfu and Crete. They yield Corfu ten years later to the Greek ruler of Epirus (the nearest part of the mainland), but Crete remains a Venetian possession.Italy Tourism: Tripadvisor has 47,337,220 reviews of Italy Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Italy resource.Map of Venice and travel information about Venice brought to you by Lonely Planet.
Italy's nano-countries Rome Italy has a number of the world's smallest countries actually contained within its borders, from the hilltown Republic of San Marino to the world's most famous theocracy: Vatican City.Read More
The Italian city of Venice is prone to frequent flooding because it has sunk five inches over the last century, but it is also grappling with a new challenge: sea-level rise, caused by climate.Read More
Italy supports the United Nations and its international security activities. Italy deployed over 2,000 troops to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in February 2003. In August 2006 Italy sent about 2,450 soldiers to Lebanon for the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission UNIFIL. Military.Read More
Budget (outside of Venice): Villa Antica Graziela. This small, budget hotel is located in Marghera, on the “mainland” of Italy. To get into Venice, you have to take a bus, which takes approximately 30 minutes, once you account for the time waiting for the bus.Read More
Many of the spacious foyers, the salles des pas perdus, which gave entrance to the grand law courts of the 19th century, have since been withdrawn from public access. This extraordinary looming monolith on the Piazzale Roma reverses the trend, providing offices and a grandly scaled public entrance for the Venetian law courts.Read More
History and culture The first human settlements on the Venice Lagoon islands date back to the 5th and 6th centuries, when the inhabitants from the mainland came to this semi-swamp area to escape the barbaric invasions that followed the fall of the Roman Empire. The populations coming from mainland Venice settled in the lagoon, fighting as hard as they could to survive: little by little this.Read More
Sylvie eagerly awaits some pastries in Venice, Italy I found the prices here to be reasonable, compared to the East Coast. Pizza by the slice was anywhere between 1.5 euro and 4 euro (depending on the location).Read More
Italy first felt huge economic changes in Europe which led to the commercial revolution: the Republic of Venice was able to defeat the Byzantine Empire and finance the voyages of Marco Polo to Asia; the first universities were formed in Italian cities, and scholars such as Thomas Aquinas obtained international fame; Frederick of Sicily made Italy the political-cultural centre of a reign that.Read More
Collection of Sand is a collection of book reviews, exhibition reviews and travelogues that Italo Calvino wrote in the 70’s and 80’s. The quality varies. The best of them are unsurprisingly ekphrastic essays where Calvino described gardens, historical sites, and paintings in exquisite details.Read More
Even if you’re on a tour of northern Italy and have limited time in Venice, you can visit Murano. Here are some answers to common questions: How do I get to Murano from Venice? Getting to Murano is pretty straightforward. Catch Line 4.2 at the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop, which is near Piazza San Marco. This line will take you there in about.Read More