Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'floors'

San Canciano

San Canciano looks kind of rough from the outside but is quite pretty inside. It’s a lacy romantic feminine church, maybe it’s the floral carvings and all the pastels - pink walls and light blue marble. I always enjoy...

PhotoHunt: Circle

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Circle." Happy holidays everyone! A few circles from my recent trip to Venice: Mosaic floor in Basilica di San Marco~ Byzantine angel in the natural history museum~ More mundane but no less sublime~ You...

More fossils in the floor

Last year, I wrote about how I like to look for fossils in church floors when I'm in Venice. This past December, I found this very unique double fossil in the floor of the church of Santa Maria Formosa! Kinda...

More church floors

These photos are from Basilica di San Marco – I love the peacock! The Basilica’s floors are truly magnificent even though parts of them are covered up to protect them from tromping tourists like me. The oldest sections are...

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...

Fossils in the floor

Yesterday I wrote about finding fossils in the floor of San Giacomo dall’ Orio. That was the first church where I saw one and I’ve since spotted them in several other churches. I don’t always remember to look for...

San Giacomo dall' Orio

An ancient and strangely charming church with much to see, including fossils! This is one of my very favorites; I love the church but I also love the campo, having stayed in a great apartment here on two of...