Venice is an Italian city situated on a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who lived in the area in 10th century. It is thought to have been founded by refugees from the countryside fleeing Germanic and Hun invasions. Its strategic position at the head of the Adriatic sea helped in its developing into a city state and a major naval and commercial power. It was an important centre of commerce and art from the 13th to the 17th centuries. By the late 13th century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe. During the 18th century, Venice became perhaps the most elegant and refined city in Europe, greatly influencing art, architecture and literature.
The buildings of Venice are constructed on closely spaced wooden piles. Most of these piles are still intact after centuries of submersion. The foundations rest on plates of limestone placed on top of the piles, and buildings of brick or stone sit above these footings. The piles penetrate a softer layer of sand and mud until they reach a much harder layer of compressed clay. During the 20th century, when many artesian wells were sunk into the periphery of the lagoon to draw water for local industry, Venice began to subside. It was realised that extraction of water from the aquifer was the cause. The sinking has slowed markedly since artesian wells were banned in the 1960s.
It is an extremely beautiful city with setting, architecture and art all contributing. The lagoon, that stretches along the shoreline, and parts of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site. Venice has a rich and diverse architectural style, the most famous of which is the Gothic style. Venetian Gothic architecture is a term given to a Venetian building style combining use of the Gothic lancet arch with Byzantine and Ottoman influences. The style originated in 14th-century Venice, where the confluence of Byzantine style from Constantinople met Arab influence from Moorish Spain.
This 3d map of Venice, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Canal Grande. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, acrylic box frame|
|DIMENSIONS||12in high, 12in wide, 2in deep & 10lb approximately.||TAGS||Wall hang this accurate handcrafted 3d scale model of Venice. Buy direct from the maker with free shipping and no quibble returns. Contemporary, modern wall sculpture of Venice’s waterways.|
|Sarah from Southampton||July 16 2019|
|I'm delighted with the model thank you. I can't stop looking at it. |
|James from USA||July 07 2019|
|Received one of these beautiful buildings as a gift; have now discovered your site and can't wait to choose more. A whole series these would look perfect on our shelf. |
|Jean from France||July 04 2019|
|I received my models. They are beautiful. Thank you very much and congratulation for what you do !|
|Stephan from Madrid||May 30 2019|
|I just wanted to confirm that the NYC cityscape has arrived safely in Madrid. The execution and quality of this model is outstanding. It has exceeded by expectations. Thank you.|
|Austin hacking from Whalley, Ribble Valley||May 04 2019|
|Received my large scale New York for my birthday & im very impressed, itâ€™s on the wall and is totally awesome. Will be choosing more in the near future. More choices would be nice boys.|
|Lawrence Lesser from Santa Monica, CA. USA||April 17 2019|
|any chance you might have Washinton DC on your to-do list? I would be interested in a cityscape, or even better the stretch of Pennsylvania AVE from 15th ST to 17 ST which encompasses the White House, US Treasury, and several other buildings.|
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