Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'icons'

Madonna Nikopeia

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "stones." Here's a Venetian mystery concerning precious stones and a beautiful icon of the Madonna. The Madonna Nikopeia can be found in the Basilica di San Marco. The Venetians love her and even when the...

Santa Sofia

There are a bunch of churches in Venice that are hard to find, but once you can get there, you CAN see them. Not so with the little church of Santa Sofia – this one is easy to miss...

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...

San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti

So as I said, it took me a while to find this church but I finally did and even better, I found it open! In the 13th century, there was a hospice and refuge for lepers in Dorsoduro (Lazarus...

San Moise

A wooden church dedicated to San Vittore was built on this location in the 8th century; it was rebuilt in 947 by Venetian nobleman Moise Venier who rededicated it to his name saint, Moses (San Moise). This is one...

St. Luke, patron saint of artists

St. Luke (San Luca) is the patron saint of artists because supposedly he was a painter himself. Legend has it that he painted a portrait of Mary from life, with her actually sitting there, making it the equivalent of a...