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Churches and Cloisters of Venice
"Just across San Marco’s basin lies the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The beautiful Palladian façade of the church invites people to visit the whole island which offers a breathtaking view of Venice from the top of the bell tower. Proceeding toward Lido you will meet a little jewel of the lagoon San Lazzaro degli Armeni island dedicated to San Lazzaro patron of leprous (in fact the island was first a leper hospital). After few centuries of decay at the beginning of the 18th century a community of Armenian monks
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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
"Italians love their coffee but there are certain rules one must follow if you’re going to do an Italian caffè in the right way. This tour will make you a coffee expert but more than that it will also introduce you to the traditional 'pasticcerie' of Venice.  You’ll meet your local guide at the train station; the first stop on this Venice food tour will be in the heart of the ancient Jewish Ghetto a neighborhood that is 500 years old and remains an important piece of the Venetian community. It’s here that you’ll taste your first sweet sample as you try a traditional Kosher pastry.  After that it’s coffee time and what better way to enjoy a coffee in Venice than in an historical torrefazione? You’ll stop at a family-owned business that imports coffee beans from around the world and roasts them directly in their shop. You’ll get to enjoy the ar you’ll learn how to drink it like a local.  After your shot of caffeine you’ll go for a walk through the neighborhood of Cannaregio
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
"Come to Venice to encounter an enlightening experience. Join this 4-hour tour across the city market restaurants monuments and Bacari bars to have a taste of exquisite wines and prominent cicchetti dishes. Get ready for a marvelous experience a foodie promenade and breath-taking scenery of Venice. This tasty trip will start from Campo San Giacometto a beautiful ancient square which has preserved its original appearance since Medieval times. You will be amazed by its variety of peculiar houses which are best known for their distinctive chimneys. On this tour you will be never left hungry. Shortly aft vegetables and fish market you will have the opportunity to try Venice’s tapas at famous inns specializing in delicious cicchetti dishes. Not surprisingly Venice is very often associated with great food and wine. Join this tour to taste a variety of dishes
From EUR85.00

Santa Croce District - Sestiere Santa Croce Tips (1)

walk around Santa Groce

We passed at the opposite side of the train station and walked to the right of San Simeon Piccolo (the one with the green cupola on the top). We walked along fondamenta dei Tolentini(pic 1) which was empty (probably because the sun was high on the sky and 95% of the tourists were already at San Marco).

First we noticed San Nicolo da Tolentino(pic 2), a church that was started to built at the end of 16th century but completed only in 1714, originally designed by Scamozzi in 1590 but the façade was designed by Tirali in 1714. It is located at campo dei Tolentini and the Corinthian portico somehow surprised me. The interior is also interesting with paintings from Giordano, Giovane etc It is open daily 9.30-12.00, 16.00-18.00 and there is no entrance fee.

At campo San Rocco you can visit Scuola Grande di San Rocco. San Rocco is knows for his miraculous recovery from the plague. In the first place I just wanted to take pictures of the exterior but the interior (it is open daily 9.00-17.30 and with an entrance fee of 7 euros) houses some amazing paintings by Tintoretto. The church of San Rocco (pic 3) (next to the Scuola) was built in 1489 with a nice façade that was made in 1771. San Rocco is buried in the church and you can also admired some paintings by Tintoretto.

It was time to visit Santa Maria gloriosa dei Frari (pic 4), a huge gothic church full of red bricks that was built in 1338 while the high campanile (second highest after San Marco’s) in 1396. It is located at campo dei Frari that was occupied by a giant group of Japanese tourists that were trying to take pictures of every single brick (ok, maybe they missed some). The church is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and has so many things to see inside that it works perfect as a museum too. I was surprised of the light interior with some great pieces of renaissance art (paintings and sculptures). I loved Titian’s paintings (he is buried in the church). The church is open 9.00-18.00 and the entrance fee is 3 euros.

At the end of our walk, I wanted to check San Pantalon church but we were so tired and hungry that we returned back to our room for some rest. Next time I will visit the church because its famous for its great ceiling painting by G.Antonio Fumiani at the end of the 17th century.

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