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Let’s take a rare historical glimpse of the brightly-colored plazas and intricate architecture of Venice in the 1890s.

The pictures were taken in the 1890s in which the famed city 30 years earlier had been taken into the newly formed Kingdom of Italy. Venice was previously belonged to Austria. The city was offered to Italy in exchange for Italian alliance in the Austro-Prussian war.

This incredible collection of photochrom pictures show the famed canals of Venice that are home to boats, gondolas and buildings recognized the world over.


The Grand Canal by moonlight



The Grand Canal



Pesaro Palace on the Grand Canal



A concert in St. Mark’s Square



A procession in front of St. Mark’s



A procession over the Grand Canal



A view from the Campanile



Doges’ Palace and the Piazzetta



Doges’ Palace



Gondolas and the Piazzetta di San Marco



Inside St. Mark’s Basilica



Paradise Bridge



Secco Marina in San Giuseppe



St. Mark’s Square and the Campanile



The Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge



The island of San Giorgio Maggiore



The Piazzetta



The Rialto Bridge



The Three Bridges



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