St Mark’s, Venice: hip to be square

St Mark's Basilica, Venice

After meandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets and winding canals of Venice, stepping into the vast space of St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) is truly breathtaking. A large open area beautifully framed by splendid buildings, a palace and even a tower or two, this is one area of Venice you truly must see. […]

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Com’era, dov’era – the rise and fall (and rise again) of St Mark’s Bell Tower

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  The Campanile (bell tower) of St Mark’s Piazza in Venice is one of the city’s most iconic symbols. Towering over the stunning façade of St Mark’s Basilica, the bell tower was originally built in the 800’s to serve as a lookout over a nearby dock. Taking some 3 centuries to complete, it stood only […]

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New Venice Biennale Building for Australia

A new building for the Australian contemporary art exhibit at the Venice Biennale has been announced. Construction of the new space is set to be complete by 2015. Designed by Denton Corker Marshall architectual firm, financing of the $6 million structure is to be entirely privately funded. The new Australian pavillion will showcase art, architecture, […]

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