Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Veneto-Byzantine'

I is for Icons

There are many icons of Mary in the churches of Venice, and you can even find a few in the street shrines. Venice also has a Museum of Icons close to the Greek church (San Giorgio dei Greci), and this...

A few of my favorites

There are so many thousands of images of the Madonna all over Venice, both inside churches and museums, and out on the streets in carvings and shrines. Here are a few of my favorites that can be found inside various...

Santa Fosca

This is the smaller of the two churches that remain on Torcello and was built in the 11th century to house the body of the third-century virgin martyr saint, whose body and that of her nurse and fellow martyr,...

San Nicolo dei Mendicoli

An enchanting church that is off-the-beaten path but so worth finding, this is one of my very favorites. It took several tries across several trips to finally get inside this church. Before my second trip to Venice, my friends Susan...

Sant' Agnese

This Dorsoduro church has existed since at least the 11th century and has only recently reopened for public Mass. As far as I know, that’s the only way to visit it right now, and I'd really like to see...

San Zan Degola (San Giovanni Decollato)

San Zan Degola is located in a small campo of the same name, and this is one of those magical places in Venice where you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. There are no other tourists, no glass...

Angel with Veneto-Byzantine Arch

Another one of my favorite street angels, this one is over the door to Palazzo Contarini del Ferro, not far from the former church of Santa Guistina in Castello....

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...