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Frammento di un quadro di Robusti Jacopo.

Tintoretto Jacopo

Jacopo Robusti was born in Venice in 1519, nicknamed Tintoretto due to the his Baptist father’s profession. One of the paintings that greatly contributed to his fame was that executed in the middle of the century...

The Church of San Zaccaria.

Chiesa di San Zaccaria

The birth and prosperity of this church was guaranteed during its early days by two important historical figures: the Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio and the eastern Emperor Leone V; upon the death of the former, the...

Facade of the Palace of the Bishops of Torcello, along Fondamenta Marco Giustinian.

Palazzo Giustiniani or dei Vescovi di Torcello

The present building dates back to the 17th century, but its construction is based on a previous edifice dating back to the late Gothic period, as evidenced by some architectural elements such as the 15th century...

Bosco di Carpenedo

The Carpenedo Wood is a luxuriant green lung, which with its tranquility, its silence and its vegetation welcomes everyone with a soothing embrace. Witness of a bygone era, it is the last portion still intact in the...

A river inside Sant'Erasmo island — (Venipedia/Bazzmann Archive)

Sant'Erasmo

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea until a relatively recent past, it then became entirely surrounded by lagoon waters following the construction of the north dam of the Lido of Venice and the formation of what is now called...

Detail of forcola and oar (Bazzmann Archive/Venipedia)

Vogalonga

The history of Vogalonga is a recent history, a confirmation that the history of Venice does not stop at 1797. It all stems from a friendly regatta on mascarete on the day of San Martino in 1974. In those years,...

Cimitero di San Michele

Before the arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte, the deceased Venetians were buried adjacent to the parish church they belonged to - as the nizioleti of campi and calli still remember today - and only benefactors and nobles...

Ponte dell'Anconeta

The term anconeta, as can be easily understood by the Venetians, refers to the idea of ​​a small sacred icon, initially positioned in the church of San Marcuola and depicting the Blessed Virgin. The veneration of this...

The Canton Synagogue

Scola Canton

There are two interpretations given for the name of this Jewish Scola: the first, the most original and interesting, focuses on its particular position on the cantón (‘corner’, in English) the other, as often happens...