Construction of this church started at the end of the 14th Century by the Dominican friars. It was completed at the beginning ... More
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo
Construction of this church started at the end of the 14th Century by the Dominican friars. It was completed at the beginning of the 15th Century. The remains of 25 chief magistrates are buried here. The sepulchral monuments are in the care of the Lombardi family. The monuments of Nicolo Marcello, Pietro Lombardo and Pietro Mocenigo are masterpieces by the same sculptor, whose works occupy the whole left side of the entrance. Also impressive is the monument erected in the honor of Andrea Vendramin, and the paintings by Veronese and Piazzetta.
Encompassing the Biblioteca Laurenziana and the Cappelle Medicee, this basilica is a testimony to the political power and patronage of
the Medici family. Its origins date back to 393 when St. Ambrose consecrated it in memory of the martyrdom ...
Although the Baptistery's precise origins remain unclear, its foundations are known to date back to Roman times. The central doors
are stunning works of art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament and they have been called The ...
This very old church, commissioned by the Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio and Byzantine Emperor Leo V, houses paintings by Bellini, Tintoretto,
Palma il Giovane, and Alessandro Vittoria. It was started by Antonio Gambello and finished by Mauro Codussi, who was ...