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A Shrine with a Torcello Madonna

Back to Venice itself now, but with a Torcello connection. This incredibly beautiful and ornate shrine is in Camp San Giacomo dall' Orio, next to one of the bridges that exits the campo.

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There's a small plaque next to the shrine that says that the icon inside is a copy of a statue of the Madonna con Bambino found in the church of Santa Fosca on Torcello. It's unusual for a shrine to have a sign like this. I love the blue/green marble on the sides of this tabernacle.

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There is a box for alms below the shrine.

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Comments (5)

Che bello!! I don't remember seeing this one. It's beautiful! I'll mark it down in my carnet for the next trip.
Have a nice week Annie!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, such a lovely shrine and so beautiful. Now that I think back, you are so right. I don't remember seeing shrines with a sign like that next to it.

Thanks so much for sharing your photos Annie. Have a great week.

I'm still reading your interesting post on Venice fountains. You are prolific. Once again, thanks for sharing. m

sandrac:

Hi Annie, I remember being struck by this shrine as well, when I was in Venice last June. It really is lovely, with the beautiful marble along the sides.

Great photos!

What a beautiful shrine! Thanks for sharing, Annie.

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