Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'doges'

Corte Michiel

A gorgeous shrine with an interesting connection to the history of the shrines of Venice. This corte in Castello was the birthplace of Doge Domenico Michiel, who ruled Venice from 1118-1130. He was a medieval hero who led the...

San Gallo

Some call it a church, some an oratory – either way, San Gallo is no longer open for Mass but is used occasionally for art exhibits. I walked by this sweet little church many times before finally finding it...

Hearts in Venice

Since there’s not a church in Venice dedicated to San Valentino, I'm going with a “heart” theme instead. This heart is on the floor of Basilica di San Marco and marks the place where the heart of Doge Francesco Erizzo...

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

This is the most famous of a number of churches in Venice that have or had legendary miracle-working paintings, icons, or sculptures of the Madonna. Santa Maria dei Miracoli is named for and was built to house its painting with...