Pietro Querini on his return journey also stopped at Bruges in Belgium and then continued on to Basel, Switzerland.

Bruges Today

Bruges, also known as the ‘Venice of the North’, is a fairytale city located in the West Flemish region of Belgium.

Famous for its picturesque canals, well-preserved medieval buildings and rich history, Bruges attracts visitors from all over the world. Founded in the 9th century, the city prospered as an important trading centre during the Middle Ages, reaching its peak of wealth and influence in the 14th century as a member of the Hanseatic League.

Today, Bruges enchants visitors with its romantic atmosphere, cobbled streets, art museums and delicious cuisine, making it one of northern Europe’s most charming destinations.

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