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Rezzonico

Family from the village of Rezzonico, now the municipality of San Siro, in the province of Como and located on the lake of the same name. The genealogical branch separated around 1550 from the noble Della Torre di...

Corner of the building that houses the museum and its library.

Museo Ebraico

Founded in 1954 at the behest of the Jewish Community of Venice , the Jewish Museum is a very unique museum and architectural complex, standing between two of the oldest Venetian synagogues. This is not a simple...

Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo

The Santi Giovanni e Paolo theater was considered, in the seventeenth century, the most beautiful and comfortable of the Venetian theaters. Built by the Grimani family, it played a crucial role in spreading the Opera...

Church of San Cassiano

Chiesa di San Cassiano

The building dates back to the IX century and was erected thanks to the Michiel, Minotto and Miani families. It probably took the place of an ancient oratory dedicated to St Cecilia; the new building was instead...

The San Lorenzo field seen from the homonymous church — (Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Campo San Lorenzo

The San Lorenzo field is closely connected to the present religious center which, according to popular tradition, seems to have been founded between the 6th and 7th centuries. According to history, however, it was...

Canal Grande or Canale Ponterosso

In the heart of the Borgo Teresiano of Trieste, halfway between the Central Station and Piazza Unità, there is a stretch of water that bears the name of Canal Grande, also known as Canale Ponterosso. Designed and...

View of the field of San Francesco della Vigna. — (Archivio Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Campo San Francesco della Vigna

The field takes its name from the area that was used as a vineyard until the early 1200s where there was an oratory dedicated to San Marco which - legend has it - while going to Aquileia was surprised by a storm and...

Campo San Pietro — (Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Campo San Pietro

Most of the buildings in the field are of recent construction; until a few decades ago most of the island land was not occupied and except for some houses the only building of relevance was the cathedral of San Pietro...

Torre Colombara

The Colombara Tower, near Forte Tron, dates back to the first half of the 19th century, is in neo-Gothic style and has a square plan structure with openings on all four sides. It has never been used as a place for...