|Venice Museums by Moonlight - inside Palazzo Ducale|
|Venice: Carnival Evening by Ipolitto Caffi (1860)|
|Venice: The Molo at Sunset by Ipolitto Caffi (1864)|
|Venice: Regatta on the Grand Canal by Ipolitto Caffi (before 1848-49)|
Back in the days when wars were actually declared and when peace treaties were actually negotiated to end the bloodshed, the Armistice of Cormons was signed a few weeks later on August 12, 1866 between the Kingdom of Italy and the Austrian Empire.
On October 12, 1866, according to the Treaty of Vienna, the Austrian Empire ceded Venetia to the French Empire, who ceded it to the Kingdom of Italy. So, it is also the 150 year anniversary that Venice has been part of Italy -- less than the United States of America has been a republic -- who, by the way, had built the armored frigate, the Re d'Italia (which means "King of Italy") in New York City for the Italian Royal Navy.
Italy became a republic on June 2, 1946, just 70 years ago, when it voted to abolish the monarchy and elect its head of state.
|Venice: Snow and Fog by Ipollito Caffi (1842)|
|Egypt: Caravan in the Desert by Ippolito Caffi (1843)|
Ippolito Caffi - 1809 - 1866 - Between Venice to the Orient runs through November 22, 2016.
Ciao from Venezia,
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog