On the return journey, Querini also passed through Basel.

From Pietro Querini’s diary (P.Nelli, 2007): The time came for his departure from London. Some sailors. Andrea Querini, and his nephew Pietro Zen, a nobleman from Candia, parted from us and took a route they did not know, to follow their vows. Gerolamo Bragadin and I crossed Germany, passed through Basel and 42 days later reached the much desired homeland, the exalted Venice.

Basel Today

Basel, one of Switzerland’s most vibrant cities, enchants visitors with its unique mix of history, culture and innovation. Located on the banks of the Rhine River on the border with France and Germany, Basel is one of the oldest cities in Switzerland, with a history dating back more than 2000 years.

With its charming old town, characterised by narrow cobbled streets, fascinating medieval buildings and picturesque corners, Basel is a true architectural gem. The city is also renowned for its vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries and theatres hosting internationally renowned events. Basel is also an important financial and industrial centre, home to numerous multinational companies and world-class trade fairs. With its strategic location, rich history and lively atmosphere, Basel is a fascinating destination for visitors from all over the world.


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