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Churches on the Lagoon Islands

Some of the oldest, most beautiful, and most magical churches are out in the lagoon - the two ancient churches on Torcello and Santi Maria e Donato on Murano are among my all-time favorites. This photo of Santa Fosca was...

The churches of Cannaregio

There are 32 churches in this sestiere; most of them are Catholic but there are also an Evangelical Lutheran church and five synagogues. So many great ones here, including the most beautiful Gothic church in town (Madonna dell’Orto), the most...

The churches of Dorsoduro

The sestiere of Dorsoduro includes the island of Giudecca across the canal; there are 28 churches in this sestiere, seven of them on Giudecca. The most visible and famous church in this sestiere is Santa Maria della Salute. I wonder...

The churches of San Polo

This sestiere has 10 churches, including one of the greatest of all. The Frari is one to visit over and over – I can’t imagine being in Venice and not going to see the Bellini altarpiece and those gorgeous Titians...

The churches of Castello

There are 27 churches in this sestiere; only Cannaregio (with 32) has more. San Zaccaria is a must because of its drop-dead gorgeous Bellini altarpiece, but there’s much else to see including a nice gothic chapel and a crypt that...

The churches of Santa Croce

There are 10 churches in this sestiere which was named for an 8th century church that was demolished in the 19th century; a granite column and piece of that church’s wall can be found today in the Papadopoli Gardens. San...

The churches of San Marco

There are 19 churches in the sestiere of San Marco (which includes the island of San Giorgio Maggiore). My favorites in this sestiere are the Basilica, of course; San Salvador (a beautiful church with an amazing Titian Annunciation); and San...