Venice, Italy

Why it is being protected

What is Venice, Italy?

Venice, Italy is surrounded by the Venetian Lagoon and is in the northeastern part of Italy, off the Adriatic Sea. It is made up of 118 islands, and the population is 270,843 (last updated in 2010). It has 150 canals, 400 bridges and one of the best ways to get around is by taking a gondola.

Why is it being protected?

Venice is being protected for its historical value, which includes its artwork and the architecture of the city. In a 2000 to 2010 study, they tracked the elevation changes between these two times. They found out that Venice was sinking 1 to 2 millimeters a year. This makes it very dangerous environment for the art and architecture that is there.

What type of art does it have?

Venice is being protected for it's famous art. It has art from people who include Tintoretto, Giovan Battista Tiepolo, and Giovanni Bellini. Tintoretto was born in 1518 and died in 1594. His art was know for the emotion it showed. Giovan Battista Tiepolo was born in 1696 and died in 1770. His artwork was known for how he mixed fantasy with reality. Giovanni Bellini was born in 1426 and he died in 1507. His artwork was known for its connection between humans and nature. Most of these artists' artwork is in Venice, Italy.

Artwork

What type of architecture does it hold?

Venice is also known for its famous architecture. The builders got Venice to stand by using wood to construct the foundations of Venice. The problem was that the wood would rot though. So they fixed this by not exposing the wood to air when they were placing it underwater. All the mineral rich water surrounding it then petrified the wood. They would stand the wood up horizontally, and place stones on it for a strong foundation.


Some of the architecture Venice holds is the Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and the Biblioteca Marciana. The Rialto Bridge is one of only four bridges that span across the Grand Canal. It is also the oldest of the bridges and separates San Marco from San Polo. The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is a Roman Catholic Church and it stands on a tiny strip of land. It shows a masterpiece of artwork and was made on a platform of 100,000 woodpiles. The Biblioteca Marciana is a library that has famous text from around the world, and it has the biggest collection of classical text on earth. It has about a million books, 13,000 manuscript, and 2883 inclinable.

Architecture

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