Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'St. George'

A few more dragons

A few years ago, I wrote about my small and accidental collection of dragons in Venice. Here are a few more! These first two came from Lawrence, a serious dragon hunter/collector who found a couple of obscure ones on his...

Vera da pozzo

A vera da pozzo is a well or well-head, and there are so many of these things all over Venice that it’s easy to stop noticing them after a while. They aren’t true wells, they're cisterns that were used for...

San Giorgio Maggiore

One of Venice’s most beautiful and familiar vistas is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the great temple of a church that Palladio built there. Many artists have painted it, millions of tourists have photographed it, John Ruskin...

San Giorgio dei Greci

The Greek Orthodox cathedral with a leaning tower, this church is dedicated to San Giorgio (St. George), the charismatic dragon-fighting, princess-saving saint. It’s kinda cool that there are four churches in Venice dedicated to St. George – two Catholic, one...