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Piri Re'is "View of Venice" 1525 and Maps of Modern Venice







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Piazza San Marco

Paintings of Last Suppers in Venice

Grand Canal  One  Two

Santa Maria della Salute and Dorsoduro

I Frari

San Polo

Santo Stefano

San Zaccaria

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Castello on Pentecoste Sunday

Madonna dell'Orto


San Giacomo dall'Orio

Santa Maria  del Giglio

Masks and Chocolate

L'Anzolo Rafael - Miss Garnet's Angel



Piazza San Marco


I Frari (San Polo) - Franciscan masterpiece including Titians, a Bellini Madonna, Venice's only Donatello etc, in an awe-inspiring space - if you've time for only one church, this is it!







Some Major Venetian Artists


Giovanni Bellini

1430 - 1516 (86)

Vittore Carpaccio

c1462 c1525  (63)

Titian (Tiziano Vecello)

1485 - 1576 (91)

Andrea Palladio (Architect - Palladian Villas)

1508 - 1590 (82)

il Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti)

1518 - 1594 (76)

Paolo Veronese

1528 - 1588 (60)

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

1696 - 1770 (74)

Antonio Canaletto

1697 - 1768 (71)


Artists of the Italian Renaissance       Paintings by Artists of the Italian Renaissance


Gallerie dell'Accademia - Venice


Paintings of Last Suppers in Venice







Giovanni Bellini and the church of San Zaccaria in Castello


Verrocchio's Equestrian statue of Condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni outside the Dominican Church of Zanipolo



The "Horses of St Marks"


Looted from Constantinople by the 4th Crusade (1202 - 1205), the horses date from Roman days and are the only members of their genre to survive.  In order to fit them onto the Venetian boats it was necessary to cut off their heads - the collars were a Venetian addition to hide the marks that were left when the heads were stuck on again.     





The Doge's Palace


Bookings for "Itinerari Segreti" tours of the chancellery, questioning rooms, torture chambers, Casanova's cell etc, 041 522 4951.




Grand Canal - Gondoliers and Balconies

Grand Canalscapes


Santo Stefano (San Marco) - Early Gothic gem


Santa Maria della Salute and Dorsoduro


Pentecoste Sunday (May 2004) - San Giorgio del Greci, San Lorenzo and Castello



Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni (Castello)

Paradox's favourite of the Scuoli





San Polo - One of the oldest Venetian churches backing on to one of the city's biggest campos



Paintings of Last Suppers in Venice


San Giacomo dall'Orio (Santa Croce)


Santa Maria dei Miracoli - exquisite little marble clad church in Cannaregio





Madonna dell'Orto and Gesuiti Churches (Cannaregio)


Santa Maria del Giglio (San Marco)


Masks and Chocolate



Campo L'Anzolo Rafael (and Miss Garnet's Angel)



The Sestieri of Venice (above) and detail of the San Marco area (below)



The Hotel Do Pozzi (***) proved an excellent and friendly base for a thorough exploration of Venice, starting each day with an early breakfast in their private courtyard.  The hotel is a five minute walk from the S Maria del Giglio Vaporetto Linea 1 stop.


The hotel also operates, and gives a resident discount at, the excellent next door canalside restaurant Da Raffaele (but make sure to book if you want to sit canalside)


If you have a car to park, the hotel will give you a 10% discount voucher for the main city car park in the corner of Piazzale Roma.


Incidentally, the detailed map also shows (top left) the Campo S Toma, home of the Trattoria San Toma, the best of our lunchtime restaurant discoveries, and close by the Franciscan  church of I Frari (visit obligatory!).



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