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GESUITI, SANTI APOSTOLI, MARCO POLO’S HOME

Santi Apostoli interno

The story of this campo began around a thousand years ago, when the Crusades were started. Many of the crusaders came back with all sorts of battle wounds and injurie. Therefore, an association of monks was formed, whose job it was to take care of the veterans. The big building to the right and those…

SAN GEREMIA, GHETTO

San Geremia church and Palazzo Labia in Venice view from Canal Grande

The church of san Geremia currently hosts the body of Santa Lucia, after the church dedicated to her was destroyed to make room for the train station. The square became a popular venue for the bull-chase, which was introduced by the Spanish ambassador, who lived only a few steps from here. The big white baroque…

CAMPO DELLA MADDALENA

Venice_-_Campo_della_Maddalena

Campo della Maddalena is one of Venice’s most intriguing spots, where so many colors glimmer off the water and the windows in an otherwise perfectly still environment. Aside from the gleams and the lights, this campo is a charming tangle of clashing angles and lines, all responding to real urban problems. Since the campo was…

CAMPO DEI MORI, MADONNA DELL’ORTO

Campo dei Mori

Campo dei Mori is named after the presence of four 14th century statues in Istrian Stone, inserted in the wall of the houses. The statues depict three brothers and their servant, who came from the Morea, this led the venetians to call them the Moors, not so much for the color of the skin, as…

Best Venice Self-Guided Walking Tours

Couple walking down Venice side street

When we say everyone has to visit Venice at least once in their lives, we know it’s true. And everyone who has visited Venice knows they would like to go back and see it again. The amount of stuff to see, crammed together in a city which is itself a must-see tourist attraction, make Venice…

How to Pick the Right Venice Self-Guided Walking Tour

San Marco plaza with flags

So, you’re going to Venice and have decided to opt for self-guided tours rather than putting up with super tedious, super slow guided tours? Good idea! But with a myriad of unforgettable things to see and do in Venice, what’s the best way to approach your self-guided tour? This post will give you some ideas…