Venice's main attractions are swamped with tourists in the late summer, but there are plenty of places to go to in order to ... More
Venice's main attractions are swamped with tourists in the late summer, but there are plenty of places to go to in order to avoid the crowds. Take a boat trip to the islands from Fondamente Nove or San Zaccharia and make sure you spend some time wandering around Torcello. This peaceful and green place was established between the 5th and 6th Centuries and boasts of the oldest building in the laguna. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta was founded in 639 CE and contains some intriguing mosaics.
Following the rout of Agnadello in 1509, many people fled to the islands, fearing the arrival of the soldiers. Among
them were many Jews who opened textile and rag shops near Rialto . Problems such as the imposition of ...
Built at the end of the 14th Century, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is instantly eye catching because of
the large front entrance, which opens into a small courtyard. The construction is a mix of styles from the ...
According to tradition, toward the middle of the 13th century, the son of the Doge Pietro, Marco Ziani, donated a
vineyard to the Friars and the church was built here by Jacopo Sansovino 300 years later. The façade, commissioned ...