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Detail of St Mark’s Basilica.

Basilica di San Marco

The discovery of the body of St Mark the Evangelist prompted the then Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio to sanction the construction of a church worthy of receiving the remains of the Saint. The works began in 828 and were...

The Storm by Giorgione.

Ex Collezione Manfrin

Close to the fall of the Serenissima Republic, Count Girolamo Manfrin, an entrepreneur in the tobacco sector, acquired a palace in Cannaregio from the Venier family in 1787, now known as Palazzo Priuli Manfrin. In...

Giardini Savorgnan

The garden is located near the Ponte delle Guglie, and belongs to the Savorgnan patrician residence of the same name, now home to a school. At the beginning, the green area was designed by the architect Giuseppe...

The field from the church — (Venipedia/Bazzmann Archive)

Campo Santa Maria Formosa

The Campo di Santa Maria Formosa is one of the largest in Venice and is located on the border between the San Marco and Castello districts. In the past it was one of the major centers in the eastern part of Venice,...

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...

Arsenale seen from the Tese, from the lagoon.

Castello

Castello owes its name to a fortification present in the early Middle Ages on the island of Olivolo, today better known as the island of San Pietro di Castello. At the beginning it was divided into the Gemine islands...

Palazzo Patriarcale

The building represents the seat of the Patriarchy of Venice and is positioned to the side of the St. Mark's Basilica, overlooking the Piazzetta dei Leoncini. New headquarters for the Patriarchate (which had been...

Image of a stretched anchor.

Museo Storico Navale

One of the 5 naval museums in Italy, for lovers of ships and more. The last captain of the Venetian Navy was Angelo Emo, to whom a funeral monument was dedicated - sculpted by Giovanni Ferrari, known as il Torretto...

Is it the end of high water in Venice?

A long wait of about 30 years seems to have finally paid off with a system that can withstand the tidal wave of the Adriatic when it becomes critical for the Venetian lagoon. For the first time, the MOSE protection...