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Grand Canal: photos, description (Grand Canal)

The Grand canal - this artery that crosses the Venice like an inverted capital letter "S", which reaches 3,800 meters; its width varies from 30 to 70 meters, and its depth is about 5 meters. The Grand canal is admired amazing framing amazing palaces of different epochs and styles.

Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi is one of the most beautiful works of the early Renaissance. Its construction was started by the architect of Coducci, and completed by Pietro Lombardo in 1509. In this building on February 13, 1883 died Richard Wagner.

The majestic Palace CA ' Pesaro is regarded as the Supreme masterpiece of Baldassarre Longhena in the field of construction of private houses. It was built in 1679-1710. Particularly striking powerful facade with two rows of Windows divided by columns. The Palace houses the international gallery of modern art and the art collection of the Far East.

Over the Rialto bridge tower Palace Loredana and Palazzo Farsetti, the latter now houses the municipality. Both of these Palace are unique examples of Venetian-Byzantine style; the first dates back to the XIII century, and the second to the twelfth century. The upper tiers were added in the XVII century, the lower tier is characterized by its lofty arches and continuous loggias over them. Balconies have also been redone in the XVI century.

And on the right Bank is the Palace of CA ' Foscari. This amazing building in Gothic style was built for the Doge Francesco Foscari, who ruled the Republic for more than thirty years, the Facade of the building is considered the most beautiful and balanced facade of Venice. On the first floor there are six simple arched Windows on the sides of the portal in the center of the second and third floors there are two balconies with eight arches, of simple on the second floor and a more complex design on the third. The last floor is decorated with quaint next to window with four openings in the center.

The Rezzonico Palace is a wonderful example of classic Venetian architecture. The first and second floors are built according to the project Baldassarre Longhena, who began the construction in 1660 for the family of Priuli-Bon. Then the Palace became the property of the family Rezzonico, which was commissioned Giorgio Massari to finish its construction. the construction of the Palace was completed in 1745. The first floor façade is built of rustboro stone and the two upper floors are decorated with balconies and beautiful Windows. Currently converted into a Museum of Venetian life, culture and art of the XVIII century.