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The Church of San Pietro Martire, Murano

Chiesa di San Pietro Martire

The church was built in the mid-14th century and dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It was built by Marco Michiel and consecrated on the 17th of September 1417. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by a disastrous fire in...

Church of San Girolamo

Little is known about this church, its construction dates back to the mid-fourteenth century thanks to some nuns of the order of Sant'Agostino. It is said that two nuns in S. Maria degli Angeli in Murano, Bernarda...

Parco Jacur

The Jacur gardens, now owned by the Municipality of Salzano together with the Villa and the spinning mill, were built in 1854 by Moisè Vita Jacur, a Paduan financier of Jewish origin. The stylistic layout of the...

La Casa del Cinema

Inaugurated on 23 September 2008, this municipal structure, which has undergone a major restoration, now also houses the Pasinetti Video Library, on the ground floor of Palazzo Mocenigo while the offices of the...

Field of the Madonna dell'Orto — (Venipedia/Bazzmann Archive)

Campo della Madonna dell'Orto

Beautiful terracotta flooring, consisting of 66 rectangular-shaped backgrounds and a central lane that connects the entrance door of the Church of Madonna dell'Orto and the river bank. Each square is delimited by...

Church of San Rocco

Chiesa di San Rocco

Built by Bartolomeo Bon, the church of San Rocco has a single nave with an apsed presbytery and two side chapels. In 1725 the church was radically restructured by Giovanni Scalfarotto. The interior of the church now...

Venetian rowing: a question of levers

One thing that immediately catches the eye of those who go to Venice for the first time and wander around the lagoon is the way in which the local population conducts non-motor boats. It is the so-called Venetian...

Quadro raffigurante alcune della maschere tipiche della commedia dell'arte. Artista anonimo.

The Know-it-all from Bologna: Doctor Balanzone

A know-it-all character who enchants people with his continuous talk; but soon after listening to him one realizes that his conversation is in reality, all smoke and mirrors. Well fed, plump, full of good humor and...

What 'calle', 'piazza', 'campo', 'campiello' and 'campazzo' stand for, in Venice

Do not ask the Venetians where such a square or such a street is located because you would hear the answer that in Venice there is only one square and it is in the San Marco district, that is Piazza San Marco, and only...