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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

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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…

SAN GIORGIO DEI GRECI, SCUOLA DI SAN GIORGIO DEGLI SCHIAVONI, CHIESA DELLA PIETÀ

Venise-Greci

San Giorgio dei Greci Venice’s history is inexorably linked with Constantinople, after the 4th crusade, which was an excuse for Venice to pilfer the most valuable treasures and booty from Constantinople, the Byzantine empire began to crumble, and many Greeks emigrated west. The Greek community preserved their language, religion and traditions; and soon the Venice…

5 Non-touristy Things to Do in Venice

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With a ridiculous number of things to do, and an obscene millions of tourists, it’s a great idea to be a well-organized tourist while looking for non-touristy things to do in Venice. The Venice City Tour app has itineraries to bring you on self-guided tours of to all the mega tourist spots in Venice, and…