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San Pietro di Castello

Almost all the way towards the east of Venice lies the small island formerly known as Olivio, now San Pietro di Castello. It is connected by two bridges with other islands. The Basilica di San Pietro di Castello is located on the island. By walking through the island you notice that it is a rather […]

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Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore was designed by Andrea Palladio and built in the 16th century following the end of the plague which decreased the Venetian population by more than one quarter (thus being a Votiv church). It is a member of the Chorus Association of Venetian churches. Until today, each third Sunday in July […]

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Santa Maria della Salute

The church Santa Maria della Salute is located at the very easterly tip known as Punta della Dogana in Dorsoduro. This very visible point and the impressive size and architecture of the church make it widely known. In 1691 the construction of the church as votive church began, after the plague has ended. Since then, […]

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Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Typically only called “the Frari”, the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is built in Gothic style and is one of the most famous churches in Venice. The church is located on the Campo dei Frari in the Venetian disctrict San Polo. The impressive church took over one century of construction work until completion […]

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Madonna dell’Orto

The Church of Madonna dell’Orto is located in the northern region of Cannaregio and is one of the most interesting and biggest churches in Venice and one of the most beautiful gothic buildings in Venice. It was built in the 14th century, when the island was extended to the north through new land. At the […]

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