If you are a books lover then in Venice there is a place taylored for you, the Libreria Acqua Alta. It is one of the most original library in the world where all the books are piled up in shelves, bath tubs and gondolas!
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco, in the Sestiere di San Polo, beside the homonymous church was originally a confraternity founded in 1478 and became prosperous around 1515.
It's probably the most famous island of the venetian Lagoon, it's composed by seven minor islands. It is well known worldwide for the art of blowing glass. All glass factories were moved to the island of Murano in 1295 to preserve the city from fires that often were caused by factories themselves.
It faces the foundation Marco Giustinian, it has a notable artistic and historical interest. The building, in gothic style, was the ancient residence of Torcello bishops.
Burano is amongst the main islands of the Venetian lagoon. At the moment about 3000 people live there and it is part of the municipality of Venice. It is linked to the smaller island of Mazzorbo by a small bridge.
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