Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Venice, Italy

Want to travel in Venice, Italy? I am organizing a trip there this coming May 2009. If you are interested please click the other right side of this site for more infos about the trip. If you are especially coming from Hohenfels, Germany or some near towns or cities from here, you are very welcome to join us. You can invite anybody, your friends, neighbors, co-workers or even your family.

I have been to Venice twice already. I love this place and when I have the chance to always go there, I will. The photo's background is the so-called St. Mark 's Basilica...keep reading below for more information about this famous Cathedral.

Saint Mark's Basilica (Italian: Basilica di San Marco a Venezia), the cathedral of Venice, is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. It lies on St Mark's Square (in the San Marco sestiere or district) adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally it was the "chapel" of the Venetian rulers, and not the city's cathedral. Since 1807 it has been the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. For its opulent design, gilded Byzantine mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building was known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold).

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