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: Andrea Palladio’s Tablino at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

tablino-palladio
Big Names

More than simply the rooms where many masterpieces are exhibited, the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice are a work of art on their ow...

View

Venice: The 'Naval Battle' by Tintoretto at Doge’s Palace

Battaglia_Garda
Historical Curiosities

The ceiling of the Doge's Palace, in addition to being the largest wooden suspended ceiling in the world, is a real trove of painting m...

View

Venice: The origins of the Carnival in Venice

faliero-vitale
Local Traditions

When looking for information on the birth of the Venice Carnival, the first place to head for is St. Mark’s Basilica, the place where...

View

Verona: The Carnival in Verona

carnevale-verona
Local Traditions

When it comes to Carnival, everyone immediately thinks of Venice, but also the other cities of the Veneto region have ancient and charm...

View

Top posts

Venice: The tomb of Doge Andrea Gritti in the church of San Francesco della Vigna

Andrea_Gritti-tomba
Big Names

For the few daring visitors who decide to head to the Castello district, away from the crowds swarming around Piazza San Marco and the ...

View

Venice: Doge Pietro Tradonico and the Island of Poveglia in the Venice lagoon

poveglia-venezia
Historical Curiosities

The Island of Poveglia, in the Venice lagoon, is considered by paranormal experts as one of the world’s most haunted places, normally...

View

Padua: Donatello’s Altar in the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua

altare-donatello
Historical Curiosities

When visiting the city of Padua a not-to-be-missed monument is the magnificent Basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, a Francisc...

View

Venice: The Secret Garden of Ca 'Morosini del Giardin in Cannaregio

ca-morosini-del-giardin
Unknown places & works

Venice is a magical city for many reasons, amongst them are its many hidden gardens that few are aware of! One of the most secret and f...

View