Wedding in Venice, Riviera del Brenta

The river Brenta, the waterway connecting Venice to Padua, was the ideal extension of Venice onto the mainland, almost a continuation of the Grand Canal, lined with dozens of palatial villas dotting the banks of this ancient river. The Serenissima Repubblica began its expansion on the mainland in the 15th century, after it had settled its disputes with Padua. At the time, Venice was at the apex of its maritime power, and the Venetian patricians were able to invest considerable capital in thei[...]
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