Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Vera da pozzo'

PhotoHunt: Trees

There aren't a lot of trees in Venice, but there are more than you might expect. Here are a few. A sweet little tree next to a vera da pozzo~ A sculpture surrounded by trees. Not sure who this guy...

Two More Reliefs

Earlier this year, I wrote about Campo Do Pozzi and showed a photo of the relief on the side of the vera da pozzo (well head) that shows two wells. There are a couple of other reliefs on that same...

PhotoHunt: Water

A charming piece of street art in Venice showing The Baptism of Christ. I love how the artist carved those squiggly lines to represent the water. This carving is very small and can be found above the entrance to a...

PhotoHunt: Two

"Campo Do Pozzi" translates to a campo with two wells. But as you can see in the photo below, there's only one well there today. What happened to the other one? (Kudos to the resident of this campo who...

San Pietro Martire

Many people visit Murano to shop for glass, but there are a couple of churches on the island that are well worth a visit. One is the Basilica di SS. Maria e Donato and the other is this church...

Santa Fosca

There are two churches in Venice dedicated to this third century teenage virgin martyr saint – the exquisite Byzantine church on the island of Torcello and this former parish church in Cannaregio. This Santa Fosca was founded in the...

San Maurizio

In my last post, I wrote about the Museo della Musica di Venezia, housed in the deconsecrated church of San Maurizio. Here’s some more info about the church itself and its history. This church was founded in the 9th century...

PhotoHunt: Old

Old is relative, of course, and some things that Americans think are old are modern when compared to the European timeline. So here are some old photographs of Venice, all taken in the late-19th century which makes them over 100...

Santa Croce

Not to be confused with the demolished church that gave its name to the sestiere, Santa Croce; this church with the same name is in Giudecca and is still standing, though it rivals Sant’ Anna for the most crumbling...

Cloisters of San Francesco della Vigna

There are three cloisters (chiostri) surrounding the church of San Francesco della Vigna, but I only managed to find my way into two of them. The first photo shows the lovely and green Chiostro San Francesco, with cypress trees and...

Well....

Here's an odd little collection of well-heads (vere da pozzo) with walls built through them, splitting them in half. Not sure why this happened since I think they are movable; maybe they were too heavy or it was too inconvenient...

The Cloisters of San Salvador

There’s so much to say about the church of San Salvador that it’s going to take several posts. I thought I’d start with the cloisters of the former monastery and also the campanile. Don’t think I’m crazy if I...

Archangel Gabriel

I’m always on the look-out for angels as I walk around Venice. They aren’t quite as easy to find as shrines or images of the Madonna so I’m happy when I find one. These carvings of Archangel Gabriel are...

Looking for church, found cats

Happy 2011 everyone! As I mentioned on my “hard-to-find” post, it took me a long time to find the entrance to the church of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti, the church of the Ospedale Civile (public hospital) of Venice. The main...

Another thing I missed...

Thanks to Bert for sending this photo of this gorgeous vera da pozzo in another cloister that I didn't find when I was roaming around the Ospedale Civile. What a beauty this one is...it even has a sculpture on...

Inside the hospital

A few other scenes from inside the Ospedale Civile. What a fascinating place. Cloisters, cats, vere da pozzo, mosaics, a church, and a Madonna...so many of my favorite things. I didn't take a photo but there's even a bar in...

Drinking Water Fountains in Venice

Found an interesting post on another blog with a map and a complete list of the locations of Venice's 70 or so working fountains with drinking water. Might be helpful info especially if you are traveling to Venice when it's...

Vere da pozzo (Torcello)

First, I'd like to say Bon Voyage and safe travels to Kathy (Trekcapri) who leaves for Scotland tomorrow! Have a great time, and I can't wait to read all about it (and see your photos). Back to my ramblings 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...

San Barnaba

If my nephews were writing this, they’d tell you that this is, by far, the most important and most interesting church in Venice because of the fact that it was featured in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last...

Corte Sant' Andrea

A pretty little corte in the sestiere of San Marco with a vera da pozzo used as a planter. The corte is named for a demolished church, Sant' Andrea della Certosa (or Sant' Andrea of the Lido), that was out...

Corte del Forno Vechio

A cool little shrine/chapel/oratory in a corte in San Marco. Built in 1815 and dedicated to Beata Vergina Assunta, it even has a bell on top....

Sant' Apollonia (and the Diocesan Museum)

This is such a lovely and magical spot. The 12th century cloister of Sant’ Apollonia is the oldest surviving cloister in Venice and today is part of the Museo Diocesano di Venezia (Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art). The cloister was...

Well (like a basket)

One of the things on my "want to see" list was this unique 15th century well-head that's carved to look like a basket. I'd read about it in a couple of books, and it was funny because it was...

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...