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The Venetian Lagoon remained under the Byzantine sway, and Charlemagne granted the Venetians freedom of commerce throughout the Empire.
In the mentime the Venetian possessions had been growing in the Morea and Albania (1390-1400), and the republic was co-operating with the Christian princes against the Ottomans.
Venetian troops routed the Visconti forces at Maclodio (1427), and Filippo Maria ceded Bergamo and Bresci to Venice.
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 Venice International University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Venice is surrounded by innumerable islands which the inhabitants have adapted to their needs through the centuries, turning them into: bulwarks of defence against the sea, fishermen's villages, lonely places of hermitage for monks, places of asylum for the sick and burial grounds for the dead.
The Venetians have understood from the most remote times that all their efforts must be concentrated on keeping in existence this water on which their city has risen and which represents the essential element of life, health and prosperity.
The Lagoon Museum has been arranged in the two Palazzi del Consiglio and dell'Archivio since 1887; some smaller works, some of which are of particular historic and artistic interest, have been collected here.
www.univiu.org /undergraduate/venetian_lagoon.htm   (895 words)

 NOVA | Sinking City of Venice | See the Gates in Action Transcript | PBS
This is the Venetian lagoon with the city at its center.
When the high water ebbs and the water in the lagoon and the sea reach the same level the gates are filled once again with water until they return to their original position.
The system protects the Venetian lagoon, its inhabitants, its extraordinary city, and its invaluable historical, artistic, and environmental patrimony from all high waters as well as from the risks of extreme events.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Each is a shallow sheet of water traversed by channels, which in the case of the Venetian lagoon are called canals; each is shut off from the sea by a range of narrow sand-hills, through which at various inlets the sea finds entrance.
A confederacy of the lagoon settlements, each one of which had previously been independent, was formed in the year 466, and was governed by a parliament; but it was not til 697 that a supreme Executive, called the Doge, was elected.
A boat starting from the extreme north of the lagoon might meet before reaching Chioggia with no less than eight distinct tides, for the flood or ebb which might be with it at the start would be against it on reaching the first inlet.
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 Lagoon Summary
Another type of lagoon is that formed in the center of atolls, which are circular or horse-shoe shaped bodies of water in the middle of partially sunken volcanic islands with coral reefs growing around their periphery.
Lagoon refers to both coastal lagoons formed by the build-up of sandbanks or reefs along shallow coastal waters, and the lagoons in atolls, formed by the growth of coral reefs on slowly sinking central islands.
In the UK there are lagoons at Montrose, (Scotland) and Tywyn, (Wales), whilst the expanse of water inside Chesil Beach, England, known as the fleet, could also be described as a lagoon.
www.bookrags.com /Lagoon   (662 words)

For those who study the chronicles written by much later Venetians in an attempt to reconstruct the origins of their city, starting with John the Deacon in the 11th century, the material is primarily of cultural and historiographical interest.
The second strand is the legend of Saint Mark’s visit to the Lagoon and the foretelling of his eventual return to Venice (the praedestinatio), which was fulfilled with the arrival of his bones from Alexandria eight centuries later (the translatio).
As an expression of the Venetian sense of the past, the legends hold a central place in the self-definition of the Venetian Republic and what has come to be called the Myth of Venice.
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 The Lagoon of Venice as a Ramsar Site
The Lagoon of Venice as a whole is not at present covered by any special legal environmental regime, though there are a number of regulations at various levels (local, provincial, regional and national), governing various aspects of the environmental management of the lagoon.
In the case of the Lagoon of Venice, the sediments reach the sea, are dispersed parallel to the coast by littoral drift currents ("onshore drift"), and build up sand bars parallel to the shore which eventually emerge and form the coastline of the Lido, separating the wetland from the sea.
Subsidence occurs naturally in the Lagoon, and is accentuated by the accidental convergence of various human activities, which cause the lowering of the water table (over-exploitation of the aquifers, dredging of canals, fishery practices which have an impact on the bottom of the Lagoon, lack of inflow of sediments of fluvial origin etc).
www.ramsar.org /wn/w.n.venice_lagoon2.htm   (7080 words)

 GIS/EM4 - Integration of spatial analysis and ecological risk assessment in a GIS environment
The procedure was applied to the case study of the risk posed to the ecosystem and to humans by the contaminated sediments of the Venice lagoon.
This gave rise to a series of recent decrees for the Venetian lagoon, aiming at setting the water quality objectives, the maximum allowable contaminant loadings and new industrial and municipal discharge concentration limits.
As both water and resuspended sediment are constantly moving throughout the lagoon, we regarded the spatial regression as a particularly appropriate technique, in that it allows for explicit consideration of areas within which the sediment properties are expected to impact upon the clam bioaccumulation.
www.colorado.edu /research/cires/banff/pubpapers/122   (3910 words)

 On quiet lagoon, Venice of yesterday - Travel & Dining - International Herald Tribune
The lagoon's islands lay witness to Venice's rich history and to the continuous interventions that the local inhabitants have wrought from the time of the first settlements.
Salt marshes - the Venetian "barene" - are scattered throughout, covering about 8 percent of the total area (at the beginning of the 20th century they covered more than 25 percent).
The 16-meter, or 53-foot, Eolo is one of three traditional fishing boats - the Venetian term is "bragozzo" - built in 1946 by a boatmaker in the port of Chioggia.
www.iht.com /articles/2005/08/11/opinion/trvenice.php   (739 words)

 Designs by Ricki :: Necklaces :: Murano Venetian Glass
Venetian glass beads are some of the most beautiful beads in the world.
Venetian beads begin with Effetre Moretti™ glass canes, which are produced on the island of Murano, Italy, a small island in the Venetian Lagoon, renowned since 1292 as the preeminent center for glass blowing.
The Venetian maestros are known for their innovation and technical mastery throughout the art glass world.
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 Settlement of Venice at Rialto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The assault on the settlements of the Venetian lagoon in 810 by Pepin, the son of Charlemagne, created an historic shift in the residential pattern of the lagoon dwellers.
Pepin's Frankish forces quickly seized Chioggia at the south end of the lagoon and then Palestrina, the southernmost of the major barrier islands that protect the lagoon from the Adriatic.
Malamocca, the Venetian capital and one of the most populous of the Venetian islands, lay next in its path.
www.boglewood.com /timeline/rialto.html   (261 words)

 Venice Lagoon - Venice for Visitors
Yet within that shallow depth are any number of creatures: anemones, crabs, mussels, limpets, barnacles, cuttlefish, squill, oysters, shrimp, and fish that range from the tiny anchovy to eels, mullet, and sea bass up to 30 inches (75 cm) in length.
The fish locks, or dams, are opened at certain times of the year to admit fish, then closed until the fish are ready to return to the lagoon--at which time some are caught and others are released to grow or reproduce in their natural environment.
Tour the Lagoon by boat, and you'll see large square nets that are suspended from latticework towers.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/venetian_lagoon.htm   (707 words)

 Venetian Lagoon Barging; La Dolce Vita: No Better Way to Enjoy the Venetian Lagoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Man's attempt to control the lagoon continues today, as the government is considering installing gates to the Adriatic Sea to prevent the tidal flooding that plagues Venice in the winter.
Venice is the core of the Venetian lagoon and the center of its amazing history.
On Pellestrina, another narrow island that is part of the lagoon’s barrier from the Adriatic, we strolled through the small fishing village of San Pietro in Volta.
www.highonadventure.com /Hoa06jun/Les/VenetianLagoon.htm   (1554 words)

 Venetian Lagoon - Youritaly - Portal for Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Venetian Lagoon is the largest on the northern Adriatic and stretches from the mouth of the river Piave at the north east to the river Adige at the south east, between the mouths of the rivers Sile and Brenta-Bacchiglione.
There are 8 boroughs on the inside of the lagoon: Jesolo, Musile di Piave, Quarto d’Altino, Venezia, Mira, Campagna Lupia, Codevigo and Chioggia.
The Lagoon is separated from the sea by a strip of four long sandy islands: Cavallino, Lido, Pellestrina and Sottomarina.
www.youritaly.it /guide_venetian_lagoon_ENG.html   (138 words)

 Venetian Plaster Applicators...Globe-Designer...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This 'new' plaster conformed well to the aesthetic requirements dictated by the classical ideal that in the 15th century had recently become fashionable in the Venetian lagoon area.
The second consideration is that an aesthetically pleasing result could be achieved in an era dominated by the return of a classical Greco-Roman style allowing less weight to be transmitted to the foundation when compared to the habit of covering facades with slabs of stone.
Usually, marmorino was white to imitate the stone of Istria, which was most often used in Venetian construction, but was occasionally decorated with frescoes to imitate the marble, which Venetian merchants brought home from their voyages to the Orient.
www.globe-designer.com /MarmorinoHistory.htm   (503 words)

 DolceVita Itineraries: 4 Tours of the Venetian lagoon
The lagoon, with its deserted islands and sand banks, is at once a natural paradise, a desert waiting to be explored, an archeological find, and a textbook on flora and fauna.
Those wishing to organize their own lagoon itineraries may do so, although it may not be possible to see all the things offered on the regular group tours, or to use the facilities provided by VIVILAGUNA.
The island was the capital of the lagoon in Roman times and is famous for its splendid cathedral and mosaics.
www.dolcevita.com /travel/laguna/vivlag.htm   (762 words)

 Venetian Lagoon - Venice for Visitors
The city sits in the middle of a lagoon that is rich in wildlife and tradition.
Chioggia, a busy fishing port at the southern tip of the Venetian lagoon, is an hour and a half from Venice by bus and ferry.
Explore the Venetian Lagoon on one of the few remaining bragozzo sailboats, which have flat bottoms for sailing and fishing in shallow water.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/planner/blp_venice_lagoon.htm   (401 words)

 Murano Magic: Origins, Growth, Decline and Revival of Venetian Glass from Murano
Murano is a small group of islands lying on the edge of the Adriatic Sea in the lagoon of Venice, about 3,000 meters north of the larger group of islands comprising the city of Venice.
Glassmaking existed in the lagoon of Venice from as early as the 8th century.
Many of their key early designers were actually themselves from Murano, but they were selected and supervised by the new owners with a distinct sensitivity to the new design trends that were sweeping the world and were so fiercely felt and debated at Milan.
www.boglewood.com /murano/history.html   (1316 words)

 VenetianMasks.us - a FranklinMall.com site featuring Murano ArtGlass Venetian Masks
The origins of glassmaking in the Venetian lagoon, date back much further, their roots lying in the Roman manufacturing tradition on the nearby mainland.
The glass used, known by the Venetians as "cristallo" had the quality of being extremely ductile when hot, but cooled very quickly while being worked.
Venetian glassmakers revived the styles of their ancestors of the 15th to 17th centuries.
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 VenetianMasks.us - a FranklinMall.com site featuring Murano ArtGlass Venetian Masks - 181-182-611-701
Since the 13th century Venetian glass has been known in Europe and in the Near East for its special qualities of transparency and its elegant shapes.
Enameling and gilding, calcedonio, filigrana and millefiori and a perfectly clear "cristallo" were all used to create glass of great visual variety, ranging from intricate network patterns to imitation of semi-precious stones and ethereal,.
It was these qualities, together with the elegance of design, that meant that Venetian glass was unsurpassed anywhere in the world throughout the 15th, 16th and 1 7th centuries and in great demand by the biggest levels of society.
venetianmasks.us /murano_venetian_masks_181-182-611-701.html   (789 words)

 Epiculinary Culinary Tours - Venice, Italy
The Eolo is the last boat still in navigation belonging to the category called "bragosso;" these boats were formerly used for fishing in both the lagoon and the sea as long ago as the Republic of Venice.
The Eolo will be your vessel as you sail the Venetian lagoon for four days, stopping at markets, exploring islands, and learning to prepare Venetian cuisine.
She teaches students in her Venetian palace, where her family has lived for many generations, as well as at the Cipriani hotel where she taught with Julia Child for many years.
www.epiculinary.com /ita_venice.html   (584 words)

 Landscapes of Venetian Renaissance: An independent artistic theme as unique as the city of Venice itself
The city of Venice stretches across numerous small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.
Venice's lagoon itself had an immeasurable effect on the painting that developed during the Renaissance.
The new use of oil paint rather than egg tempera gave the Venetian Renaissance painters the freedom they are known for to paint more loosely, creating layers and forms directly onto the canvas, often without drawing first.
arthistory.suite101.com /article.cfm/landscapes_of_venetian_renaissance   (703 words)

 Ecology of the Venetian Lagoon
Visit the Conservatory Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi's Church of the Pieta, the Church of the Ospedaletto, passing through the area of La Fenice Theater and by the houses where the opera composer Cimarosa and the great Mozart lived.
Your tour would not be complete without a sampling of the finest concerts available during your stay, such as an evening concert in S. Rocco, or, depending on the season, opera at the Pala Fenice.
Torcello is of notable interest, not only for the fabulous nature which flourishes today, but also for the historical relevance of the island as the first seat of the Venetian government 1500 years ago.
www.tourvenice.org /pages/nature.html   (510 words)

 Veniceblog: Monsters in the Venetian Lagoon
Venetian Exhibition in Birmingham, England: Eric Uhlfelder and Christopher Le Brun »
Venetians -- probably the single most photographed residents of any city in the world -- were themselves actually taking pictures of the boat, just like the first-time tourists they all joked about.
In this case it is a committee called Arco, comprised of residents who live on the Eastern end of the Sestiere of Castello, the closest part of the historic center to the Porto di Lido.
veniceblog.typepad.com /veniceblog/2004/02/monsters_in_the.html   (555 words)

 La Dolce Vita - Gastronomic cruise in Italy, Venetian Lagoon
Enjoy an early evening cruise along the delightful Brenta river as La Dolce Vita descends into the peaceful Venetian lagoon where you dine in front of Casone Zappa, a masterpiece of early 20th century Italian Liberty style architecture.
This morning we visit the hunting and fishing resorts in the wilderness of the Southern Venetian Lagoon.
Return to La Dolce Vita for an afternoon cruise past the ancient Venetian, defensive artillery Fort of Sant Andrea, La Dolce Vita hugs the coast of Sant Erasmo, the Venetian orchards and vegetable gardens, to reach Torcello island in the North Lagoon, where we moor for dinner.
www.emcoinc.com /travel/html/Europe/FWTVenetianCruise.htm   (564 words)

 Veniceblog: An Indoor Model of the Venetian Lagoon
It's an accurate miniature of the Venetian lagoon, housed in a gigantic facility outside of nearby Padova.
In addition to the lagoon model, there are also three scaled-down versions of the inlets to the lagoon from the Adriatic at Malamocco, Chioggia and the Lido -- the so-called "tre porti" or three doors to the sea.
All these models have been of tremendous aid in the design of the Mose' floodgate system that is being constructed as a means of slamming these doors shut in times of dangerously high water.
veniceblog.typepad.com /veniceblog/2004/07/an_indoor_model.html   (387 words)

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