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Palace Centani

Ca 'Centani, or Palazzo Zantani or Centanni, was built between the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th century and represents a typical Gothic palace of modest size; mandatory stop for theater and comedy...

Incisione raffigurante il doge Alvise Mocenigo II

Alvise II Mocenigo

Aveva 72 anni (era nato il 3 febbraio 1628) ed era ricchissimo. Non parlava mai di donne. Era vergine. Durante il suo dogado scoppiò la guerra di successione spagnola (1701-1714) in cui furono coinvolte tutte le...

Teatro di San Moisè (Minerva)

The theater, built at the behest of the Giustinian family, inaugurated in 1640, near Palazzo Giustinian and the church of San Moisé. Small in size compared to other theaters in the city, it enjoyed great success and...

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...

Toniolo Theatre (Headquarters of)

The theater arrived in Mestre at the end of the eighteenth century, thanks to the Balbi brothers and the Venetian architect Maccaruzzi. Finally Mestre, a holiday resort at the time, was enriched with a cultural space....

Library of the Ateneo Veneto

The book collection was born in 1812, together with the Ateneo Veneto. The original nucleus was made up of funds belonging to the Venetian Literary Academy, the Venetian Society of Medicine and the Accademia dei...

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...

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...

Romanin-Jacur

The Jacur family, a wealthy Paduan Jewish banker family, revolutionized the town planning of the city of Salzano and introduced an industrial activity of considerable importance for the population: the spinning mill...