Vivere a Venezia, o semplicemente visitarla, significa innamorarsene e nel cuore non resta più posto per altro.
The Grand Canal is the main water way in Venice. It is the city’s most beautiful show piece and has been called “the most beautiful ‘road’, with the most splendid buildings that exists in the world” by Philippe de Commynes. In fact the canal is lined with city’s most breathtaking palaces and churches.
This little yellow building with its traditional Venetian chimneys was founded in the 12th century as a hospital for pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. It then became an institute for poor women. Later it became the oratory. It is a small jewel of late Mannerist paintings and examples of work by Jacopo Palma il Giovane.
This room is one of the few things that remain of the Little Hospital for the Infirm (Ospedaletto dei Derelitti). It was built by the Republic in 1527 as a charitable institute to aid the sick, old, educate orphans and abandoned young girls. Today it belongs to the IRE which has transformed it into an old people’s rest home.
The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, iso ne of the oldest large schools of Venice. It represents the most important Venetian lay institution mainly for the relic that it holds – the Relics of the Holy Cross but also for its works.
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco, was dedicated to the protector of plague vicitms. It is a beautiful Rennaissance building whose interiori s rich with works of art by Tintoretto, Giorgione, Tiziano, Giambattista Tiepolo and wooden sculptures by Francesco Pianta.
The school is also called the Scuola Dalmata di San Giorgio e Trifone, and can be found in the district of Castello near the Bridge della Commenda at the beginning of the Calle dei Furlani. It was one of the occupational and devotional schools of Venice and is now a gallery.
The complex can be found in the district of Dorsoduro at the foot of the Accademia Bridge. It is made up of the church, the convent of the Canonici Lateranensi and the Scuola Grande whose rooms, now communicating, house the Accademia Gallery.
The Scuola Grande of San Marco, overlooks the large square called Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo. It iso ne of the most important Renaissance architectural works in Venice.
Today it is used as the entrance to Venice city’s main hospital called St Giovanni and Paolo.
The battle became known as the War of Fists.