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Venice looks back to WWI

Holidaymakers planning Venice tours over the coming month will be able to visit an exhibition providing a solemn but fascinating look at the city’s past.

The display at the Cassa di Risparmio hall in Campo San Luca looks at life in Venice between the years of 1915 and 1918, when the city became involved in the escalating conflict that came to be known as World War I.

Featuring historical documents, drawings, photographs and newspaper clippings, the exhibition explores the impact of the war on the urban makeup of Venice, which had a strategic role as a port city.

The exhibition, which will be open until April 20th, also features original pieces by a number of artists exploring the experiences that Venetian people went through during and after the war.

Venice boasts a number of museums and institutions that provide an insight into its culture and heritage, including the famous Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Museo Correr.

The most famous and popular landmarks for people on Venice tours to see include St Mark’s Square and Basilica, the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and the numerous bridges and canals.

Venice – Fall in love all over again on a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal and lose yourself in the grand St Marks Square.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19054222-ADNFCR

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