Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Museo Storico Navale

Not a fan of maritime museums but
if there's one in town
always forced to pay a visit there
.
Bucintoro Barge of the Doge
(in the photo above)
- every year on Ascension Day
the doge used to throw a ring
from Bucintoro
into the lagoon,
symbolizing the marriage of venice to the sea
.
The museum is owned by Italian Navy
- there are 4 floors of ships, mainly models
Lion figure of the gondola of Peggy Guggenheim
.

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