Bas-relief man with camel, Palazzo Mastelli/del Cammello, Cannaregio sestiere, Venice, Italy, Europe.
A bas-relief of a man leading a laden camel decorates the facade of Palazzo Mastelli (or Palazzo del Cammello, "House of the Camel"), along Rio della Madonna dell'Orto, in Cannaregio sestiere, Venice, Italy, Europe. This was the former home of the Mastelli mercantile family. Venice (Venezia), founded in the 400s AD, is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region, named for the ancient Veneti people from the 900s BC. The romantic City of Canals stretches across 100+ small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers. The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a staging area for the Crusades, and a major center of art and commerce (silk, grain and spice trade) from the 1200s to 1600s. The wealthy legacy of Venice stands today in a rich architecture combining Gothic, Byzantine, and Arab styles. Venice and the Venetian Lagoon are honored on UNESCO's World Heritage List.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download