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  • San Martino
    San Martino
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  • Santa Maria della Fava
    Santa Maria della Fava
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  • Santa Maria Assunta, detta Gesuiti
    Santa Maria Assunta, detta Gesuiti
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    The Convent of San Francesco del Deserto is anythi

    by aliante1981 Written Dec 11, 2003

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    The Convent of San Francesco del Deserto is anything but strangely named… It surprised me to see a church on a small island in the Laguna called after ‘Saint Francesco of the Desert’!

    The church itself, however, is fine, especially thanks to its wonderful setting. Just off a bigger island of Burano, it can be easily reached hiring a small boat – there are usually some in waiting. And they will attend you, for a small fee, during the time you spend admiring the place.

    The convent, dating back to ‘200, consists of a finely shaped church and enchanting gardens.

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    S. Giovanni Crisostomo Church

    by aliante1981 Written Dec 11, 2003

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    This small church in Renaissance was built after the shape of the Greek cross, and is known in Venice as the Madonna delle Grazie Sanctuary due to the presence there of the image of the Virgin Mary – the Madonna.

    Constructed between the years 1479 and 1504, the church has several important paintings where the influence of the famous Giorgione can be noted: ‘San Giovanni Crisostomo e 6 santi’ (above the main altarpiece) by Sebastiano del Piombo and ‘I Santi Cristoforo, Girolamo e Agostino’ by Giovanni Bellini situated at the right side of the first altarpiece.

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    Madonna dell'Orto Church

    by nicolettart Written Oct 11, 2003

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    My mom, husband and brother

    In the middle of the summer there was no one in this church! One of the finest Gothic churches in Venice, it was reconstructed in the 15th century following the discovery of the statue of the Virgin Mary in a nearby vegetable garden ("orto"). Hence the name.
    It has the greatest works by Tintoretto and you will also find his tomb here, inscribed with his name "Jacopo Robusti".

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    The imposing domes of the Salute

    by zrim Written Feb 25, 2003

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    the domes of Santa Maria della Salute

    Chiesa Santa Maria della Salute is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Venice. It dominates the neighborhood (Sestiere Di Dorsoduro.) As are all the churches in the city, it is an active church. We took in part of a mass when we visited the Salute.

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    See a symphony

    by Packerman Written Jan 22, 2003

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    My wife and I bought tickets to see and of course hear a symphony featuring Vivaldi's pieces. I bought the tickets at the Hotel Caneva where we were staying the same day, and then went to the church around the corner and it was wonderful. Just think, a symphony in a church. It sounded great! One musician was so intense, he was really into it!

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    San Georgio Maggiore.Another...

    by sunnywong Written Sep 12, 2002

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    San Georgio Maggiore.
    Another of the grand churches of Venice, this one lies on it's own Island and has typical Palladian tower and Renaissance style frontage. Behind is gardens and greenery, sadly off limits and reserved for the monks! (San Giorgio Island)

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    SCOLA LEVANTINAThe synagogue...

    by SirRichard Written Sep 12, 2002

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    SCOLA LEVANTINA
    The synagogue of the Scola Levantina is not normally open for visitors, but you can ask for a special permission. It's worth the effort, you feel inside as if you were 3 or 4 centuries ago, in that dark impressive atmosphere!!

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    San Giorgio Maggiore church. ...

    by Packerman Written Aug 26, 2002

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    San Giorgio Maggiore church. It's almost an island itself. Just a little off the main island of Venice. The church was completed in 1610. The campanile of 1791 is by Benedetto Buratti and was built to replace the one that fell in 1773.

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    Take a boat across from...

    by wayward_son Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Take a boat across from Palazzo Ducale to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.
    The white façade flanked by the tall, imposing tower dominates the southern side of the Bay of San Marco. The interior is adorned with works by Bassano and Tintoretto (his masterpiece portraying The Last Supper hangs here). A work of great importance is the sixteenth century carved wooden choir. The view from the tower is the best in all of Venice.
    It is best to go early when the tower opens to beat any crowd.

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    A tiny campo with an impressive church

    by johnandlynclarke Written May 31, 2006

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    Chiesa di S. Maria del Carmelo
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    We listened to the church bells ring every hour so w had to find the source. In Campo Carmini we found a fairly plain church but the inside was fabulous.

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    San Cassiano

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Mar 5, 2006

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    San Cassiano

    The church was erected in the 10th century and it was restored in the next century so we can't see a lot of the original building. Inside there are paintings made by Jacopo Tintoretto.

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    Watch the specific art

    by Luchonda Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    Peacock

    Specific art and symbols on the walls and entrances of many churches and buildings.
    Peacocks is what i saw the most as sculpture, but please tell me about the symbolic value.

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    Balcony inside i Gesuiti

    by nicolettart Updated Oct 15, 2003

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    What do you notice about this balcony? Well, it's completely black and white marble, and the drapery....is also marble!

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    Chiesa dei Gesuiti

    by nicolettart Written Oct 15, 2003

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    Most notable to me inside this incredible church was the black and white marble. Definitely worth a visit if you have time...

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    Follow in the steps of Indiana Jones

    by smicki Written Dec 12, 2002

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    The church in Campo San Barnaba was in one of the Indiana Jones films .. I'm guessing Temple of Doom but correct me if I'm wrong!

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