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Basilica of Santi Giovanni and Paolo

The inscription visible on the head of the left aisle reads «1386 tempore prioratiis fratris Jacobi Rubei Venecuis Factum fuit hoc opus». The start date of the works is not certain, even if the most accredited...

Basilica of Santissimo Redentore

Built between 1576 and 1577 on the decision of the Senate of the Serenissima to thank Christ the Redeemer for having defeated the plague which caused almost fifty thousand victims. Even before the complete...

Battistero di San Giovanni Battista a Torcello

Of the Baptistery - which once constituted one of the Early Christian architectural elements together with the cathedral, the bell tower and the martyrium - are today only a few remnants from the primitive construction...

Belfredo Tower Park

A park of great historical importance for the city, thanks to the presence of a section of ancient city walls and a small tower belonging to Castelnuovo di Mestre, now partially incorporated into modern buildings....

Bellini Giovanni

Giovanni Bellini was born in Venice, roughly around 1430. In 1460, for the first time, Giovanni's name appears in the inscription of the altarpiece for the Gattamelata Chapel in the Basilica del Santo in Padua in...

Bembo Antonia

Antonia was born in Venice probably in 1642. An only child, she enjoyed a high level education. From an early age she proved lively, intelligent and particularly gifted in the musical field. Her parents entrusted her...

Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

The National Marciana Library was born from the idea of Francesco Petrarca, who decided to donate his books to the city Venice in order to found a public library in 1362. The project did not actually go ahead until...

Boschini Marco

Marco Boschini, Venetian, was born on 5 October 1602 from his parents Zuan Antonio and Leonora. After his literary studies in the capital of Padua, he learned art at a young age, starting with painting by working in...

Bosco dell'Osellino

It is rectangular in shape and has an extension of 8 hectares, between the Osellino canal and the Pertini district. Practically at one of the entrances to the center of Mestre, which often goes unnoticed by those who...

Bosco di Carpenedo

The Bosco di Carpenedo is a lush green lung, which with its tranquillity, silence and vegetation welcomes everyone with a soothing embrace. Witness to a bygone era, it is the last remaining intact portion in the...

Ca' Bernardo or Palace Giustinian Bernardo

Small building dating back to the 17th century. It can be found immediately after the Museo del Settecento Veneziano in Cà Rezzonico along the Grand Canal by vaporetto, towards Rialto. Its main architectural...

Ca' Corner della Ca' Granda

The particular facade is to be attributed to the genius of the well-known architect Jacopo Sansovino who interpreted the pro-papal character of the owners and created, in his Roman style, a small "revolution" at an...