Hidden treasures

Calle Larga XXII Marzo in Venice

Historical Curiosities
Calle_larga

Calle Larga XXII Marzo in Venice

Calle Larga XXII Marzo near St Mark's Square is the preferred street by lovers for luxury shopping, as it boasts the most important boutiques of Venice. Its name is linked to a very significant date in the history of the city: March 22, 1848. For many years the city of Venice was under the strongly anti-liberal Austrian rule.

On March 22 the Venetian people revolted, demanding the release of two patriots, Daniele Manin and Niccolò Tommaseo - the Austrians were expelled from the city and Venice was proclaimed again a Republic, with President Manin. The rebellion was, however, quite unfortunate, because just 16 months after the Austrians took the city by starvation and the Venetians, besieged by land and sea, were forced to surrender.

Nevertheless, the expulsion of the Austrians on 22 March 1848 was fundamental to the cultural renaissance of Venice, bringing its annexation to the Kingdom of Italy in 1867. So in 1881 the old Calle San Moise (because it led to the nearby church of San Moise), became Calle Larga XXII Marzo, when the ancient street was widened by demolishing several old buildings.

If you found this article interesting the author Francesca, expert and enthusiastic guide of Venice, will be happy to accompany you to discover the most curious and unusual side of Venice. You may ask for her availability by filling in this form!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

Latest posts

Venice: The Italia Theatre in Cannaregio

teatro_Italia_venezia
Unknown places & works

Along the busy road linking Santa Lucia train station to the Rialto Bridge in Venice there stands a peculiar neo-Gothic building with t...

View

Treviso: Villa Condulmer in Mogliano Veneto and Giuseppe Verdi

villa-condulmer
Big Names

Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most famous musicians of the 19th century... Even those who are not Opera experts recognise the arias of h...

View

Padua: The Anatomical Theatre at the University of Padua

teatro-anatomico-padova
Unknown places & works

The University of Padua, founded in 1222, is one of the most important symbols of culture in Italy... There are lots of places to disco...

View

Venice: The underwater Nativity set in the Venice lagoon

presepe-sommerso
Unknown places & works

On 26 January 1961 the Croatian Wrmac merchant ship sank off the island of Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, about 3 miles outside the harbo...

View

Top posts

Vicenza: The scenography of the Teatro Olimpico (‘Olympic theatre’)

olimpico-scenografia
Historical Curiosities

Vicenza is the city of Andrea Palladio (1508- 1580), one of the greatest architects of all time, especially as his classicism influence...

View

Padua: The ghosts in the Castle of Monselice

castello-monselice
Mysteries & Legends

Monselice is a splendid medieval town located on the hills south of Padova, offering stunning views on the surrounding landscape. The m...

View

Venice: The Othello by Orson Welles and the Bovolo stairs in Venice

Otello
Film Locations

Since the beginning of the seventh art, Venice has been chosen by many directors as a backdrop for movies, some have even made the hist...

View

Venice: The Garden of Eden on the Giudecca Island in Venice

giardino-eden-venezia
Unknown places & works

Behind the male prison on the Giudecca Island, there is a secret hidden garden, concealed from sight and with an intriguing name: the G...

View