Venice, Italy By: Alissa Decker

Saint Mark's Basilica: This church was built in honor of Saint Mark the evangelist. His remains were stolen from his home in Alexandria, Egypt and hidden in barrels of pork by two Venetians who were intent on bringing him to rest in Venice. Four bronze horses guard the entrance.
The Grand Canal: This canal is two miles long and is considered to be the main street of Venice. You can travel down the canal by hiring a gondolier or getting the vaporetto which is a public waterbus.
Rialto Bridge: It is built entirely of marble after collapsing multiple times from previous wooden designs. The bridge's current design was built by Antonio da Ponte which translates to "Anthony of the Bridge." It used to be the only way to cross the Grand Canal centuries ago.
Teatro La Fenice: This is one of Italy's most popular opera houses. It has almost been diminished two times from big fires.

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Created with images by Pexels - "italy venice canale grande" • IainCameron - "Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco" • dalbera - "Le grand canal à Ca' Pesaro (Venise)" • fritzson - "Rialto Bridge, Venice" • TracyElaine - "Ceiling of La Fenice"

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