Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'ospedale'

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...

Madonna Barcarola

I was SO excited when I stumbled across this shrine. I’d seen a photo of it in “I Capitelli di Venezia” and knew it was somewhere in the hospital complex but had no idea where. What a great shrine....

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...

Another thing I missed...

Thanks to Bert for sending this photo of this gorgeous vera da pozzo in another cloister that I didn't find when I was roaming around the Ospedale Civile. What a beauty this one is...it even has a sculpture on...

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...