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The remains of the Baptistery in front of the Basilica — (Archivio Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Battistero di San Giovanni Battista a Torcello

Today only ruins remain of the ancient Baptistery, positioned in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. It was once one of the Early Chrisitan architectural elements in a circular shape.

Detail of the bell tower of San Marco: small window on bricks. — (Archivio Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Campanile di San Marco

El parón de casa, the landlord, as he is fondly called by the Venetians.  You can enjoy an absolutely stunning of the city from the top. It is also one of the symbols of the spirit of the Serenissima: after collapsing in the early 20th...

Detail of the Column in the Column square — (Archivio Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Colonna di Murano

The column once stood slightly further away than its present position, and was used as an experiment by Galileo Galilei to demonstrate the effectiveness of his most recent invention: the telescope. It is said that it once supported a statue of Doge...

Le colonne di San Marco

Colonne di Piazza San Marco

Soaring high in the sky, these two lean and sinuous columns are decorated with the winged lion that symbolises the Serenissima and Saint Theodore as protection of the city. They columns functioned as a gateway to the San Marco area for those who...

Funeral monument of Daniele Manin

Monumento funebre di Daniele Manin

Daniele Manin's ashes came to Venice in 1868, greeted by crowds of mourners. His memory is still alive today in various parts of the city, such as at his tomb a few steps from the entrance of St. Mark's Basilica. 

The Throne of Attila, on the island of Torcello — (Archive Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Trono di Attila

Legend has it as the throne of the Scourge of God. The most important fact is that it dates back to the 5th century AD, an artifact as old as the birth of the first Torcellian settlements.