Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'cloisters'

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...