Chiesa Santa Maria Formosa in de achtergrond

Church Santa Maria Formosa

Laatste update op 18 November 2017This church dates back to the 7th century. According to the myth, Maria appeared to a bishop (bishop Saint Magno), disguised as a voluptueus lady (hence “formosa”>. Maria told that a church had to be built at the spot that a white cloud would show, Read more…

Calle del Perdon

Calle del Perdon

Laatste update op 18 November 2017Venetië is full of extraordinary places that carry a story. This also the case for example for the Calle del Perdon. The word says it all: ‘Perdon’: here you can be granted a pardon for your sins. Now how did this happen? At a corner Read more…

Noach

Noah’s Drunkenness

Laatste update op 18 November 2017A fine example of Filippo Calendario’s sculpture abilities is decorating the south corner of the doges palace. The sculpture tells the story of Noah’s drunkenness. It can best be seen from the Ponte di Paglia. Noah lands the ark, plants a vineyard, gets drunk off Read more…

Campiello del Remer vanaf Canal Grande

The perfect Venetian square

Laatste update op 18 November 2017When you visit Venice, you actually only want this: to find that one perfect small square. And I can tell you this: it exists. A small heavenly square of which I preferably would not want to tell you about because I am afraight it’s quiet Read more…

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