Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Canaletto'

San Vidal

This is a deconsecrated but still active church, easy to find because of its proximity to the Accademia bridge and campo Santo Stefano. Founded in 1084 by Doge Vitale Falier who dedicated it to his name saint (Vidal is...

The original patron saint

San Teodoro (St. Theodore) was the original patron saint of Venice and even though he was replaced by San Marco (a much more prestigious saint), there are still images of him around Venice both outside on the streets and in...

San Simeon Piccolo

This is the first church in Venice that many visitors see because of its location across from the train station and also because there’s just no way to miss that huge green dome. John Ruskin didn’t mince words about...

Sant' Angelo

Sant’ Angelo is a very spacious campo in the sestiere of San Marco, and one reason it’s so large is because there used to be a parish church here, San Michele Arcangelo (dedicated to Archangel Michael). The church is...

Madonna dell' Arsenale

These are the gates to the Arsenale, the famed shipyards which were the source of much of the Venetian Republic's wealth. There used to be a small Renaissance church to the right of these gates and thanks to a painting...

Canaletto in North Carolina

This painting by Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (1697-1768), is in the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and is called “Capriccio: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.” The Italian word “capriccio” means whim...

Santissimo Redentore

This weekend (July 19 and 20) is the Festa del Redentore (Feast of the Redeemer) in Venice, a celebration of thanksgiving for the end of a 16th century Black Plague epidemic. It’s one of Venice’s most popular holidays complete...

San Giacometto

In The Merchant of Venice, Antonio asks, “What’s new on the Rialto?” Not this church, for sure - it’s ancient. It was probably Venice’s first church - legend has that it was founded in 421, the same year that...