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Italy in May - Venice, Part II

A May 2002 trip to Venice by roza4

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Quote: Venice is truely one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. There is so much to see in Venice, and you can see a lot in two days as I did, the memories will last you a lifetime

Italy in May - Venice, Part II

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Overview

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Even when it's raining and you feel miserable and your feet are wet, you still can't fail to be amazed by the gorgeous palaces on both sides of the Grand Canal. A lot of houses in Venice are built in Gothic style. Most famous is the Doge’s Palace that dates back to 13th-15th centuries. The facades of buildings built in this style have a lace-like appearance with the gothic windows frames painted in white with pointed arches and quartrefoil patterns (four leaves forming a cross shape inside a circle) between the windows. There are also buildings in Baroque style, mainly gorgeous churches. There are two buildings near the Rialto bridge that have very bright mosaics on them. Some palaces are being...Read More

San Zaccharia

Attraction

San Zaccharia Photo, Venice, Italy
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Phone: (041) 522 12 57 Open: 10 am – noon, 4 pm – 6 pm daily If you are facing Hotel Danieli, two buildings to the right there is a small arch that leads to this church. The church has very prominent white façade, and it has a very interesting history. The doge used to come here every Easter to show the appreciation for the nuns of the adjoining convent who gave up part of their land so that Piazza San Marco could be enlarged. The nuns were from the families of Venetian nobles and were known for their riotous behavior. The paintings inside are in very good shape and have bright colors. The most prominent are Bellini’s painting of Madonna with child and the frescoes in the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 1, 2002

San Zaccharia
Campo San Zaccharia
Venice, Italy

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Phone: 041 522 56 25 Open 9 am – 7 pm Museum Pass to all museums on San Marco Square: 9.50 euros e-mail: mkt.musei@comune.venezia.it Since I really wanted to see the Doge’s Palace, and to enter you must buy a cumulative ticket that includes Museo Correr, I also got a chance to see the gorgeous glass sculptures by Toots Zynsky at Museo Correr. Toots Zynsky is an American glass maker, born in Boston, and who lived for a while in Philly and now resides in Paris. She studied with Dale Chihuly, but has developed her own very unique style. The exhibit came to Venice from Denmark and it was a very large collection of her vases (about 50). All of them are full of bright colo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 22, 2002

Toots Zynsky Glass Sculptures at Museo Correr
Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy

Libreria Sansovino

Attraction | "Libreria Sansoviana"

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The library bears the name of Jacopo Sansovino, who built it between 1537 and 1553. It is also called Biblioteca Marciana. This is truly a must-see. In addition to walls of books and antique globes, the halls have paintings of famous Italian masters. When you enter, on each side of the entrance door, you will see “Philosophers” by Veronese, on the left there are two “Philosophers” by Schiavone, four by Tintoretto, on the end wall two more by Tintoretto. On the ceiling you can also see among others three paintings by Veronese and three by Schiavone. Titian chose the painters of the ceiling and when they finished, Veronese got a gold chain as mark of honor for “working the best”. In addition to t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Libreria Sansovino
San Marco, 84
Venice, Italy 30124
+39 0415222623

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

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Attraction | "Peggy Guggenheim Collection"

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim Photo, Venice, Italy
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Phone: (041) 520 62 88, (041) 240 54 11 Open: 11 am – 6 pm Wed – Mon, closed Tue, Dec. 25 www.guggenheim-venice e-mail: info@guggenheim-venice.it Peggy Guggenheim Collection is located in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Dorsoduro (Dorsoduro is the name of this part of Venice), which is a rather small 1-story building painted in white, half way between the vaporetto stops "Academia" and "Salute". So you have to get there on foot from either of the two stops. You won’t get lost since there are signs everywhere pointing towards the gallery. If you come in through the entrance that is closer to the Academia, you will fin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2002

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim
Dorsoduro, 701
Venice, Italy 30123
+39 0412405411