The Giudecca Island

In this chapter we will deal with the incredible Giudecca Island, located along the historic center of Venice and seems almost to protect it. The Giudecca Island, at the time of the Republic, was a large park with magical houses and lush gardens, an evocative stage of which only a few could enjoy. Once upon …

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San Nicolò dei Mendicoli Church

The San Nicolò dei Mendicoli Church o dei Mendicanti is a small and very precious casket, located in the Dorsoduro district, in an area of the quiet city, where you can still breathe the daily life and tradition of this wonderful city. A simple and particularly evocative religious building, hidden between the Venetian streets and …

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San Francesco della Vigna Church

The San Francesco della Vigna Church, one of the most impressive and important churches in Venezia, is located in the homonymous field in the Castello district. When the first Franciscan monastery was built in the 13th century, instead of a small and modest church dedicated to San Marco, this area was full of vineyards, the …

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Santi Giovanni and Paolo Basilica

The Santi Giovanni and Paolo Basilica, located on the homonymous campo, is one of the wonders of the city dedicated to Santi Giovanni and Paolo. It was begun in 1246 on the banks of the lagoon, on a strip of land that the doge Jacopo Tiepolo had given to the Dominicans, and consecrated in 1430, …

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Saint Giustina Basilica

In this chapter we discuss one of the religious buildings that have become a symbol for the Paduan, the Saint Giustina Basilica. The Saint Giustina Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, emerges solemn and imposing against the background of Prato della Valle, in the southern part of the city of Padua. It …

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Let’s talk about one of the most beautiful, most surprising and best preserved villages in the Veneto region and in Italy: Montagnana. Montagnana is one of the most enchanting fortified cities and its charm derives from the perfect preservation of its walls, which almost seems to represent a sort of enchanted fortress. The mighty wall, …

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