|UNESCO #394 - Venice and its Lagoon (Map) - FRANCE|
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Venice Map - ITALY - UNESCO #394
This beautiful Map-Card show all the 6 zones of Venice (called "sestieri"), each one painted with a different color (in the map of course, not in real life). I spent 3 amazing days there in 2011 and I really would love to return one day, it's a magical place. Thank you very much Massimo for this great addition to both my UNESCO and Maps collection. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.