Part four of the 2016 visit to Venice in Italy.
Day Two in Venice
Today we did walk less and did sit a bit more and watched the people. That does look a bit like that: A few Pictures of People in Venice
Let’s go Amigos – over the bridge into the small streets of Venice!
Chiesa di San Geremia
The first church on this site was erected in the 11th century. Like most of the churches in Venice it was later rebuild a few times. The current edifice dates from 1753, the façade is from 1861. The bell tower is much older – probably dating from the 12th century.
The remains of Saint Lucy of Syracuse are housed inside the church.
The Campanile is one of the oldest left in the city and all that remains of the 12th Century church.
Crucifixion with Saints by Sebastiano Santi
Holy family by Giambattista Mengardi
At the square in front of the Chiesa di San Geremia
House at the Calle de l' Aseo on the way to the next church.
Chiesa dei Santi Apostol
The story of the church goes like that: In 643 when Venice was not even a city San Magno (St Magnus) the Bishop of Oderzo built a church on a site where he saw twelve cranes, after an apparition of the twelve Apostles told him to look for this sign.
The church was rebuilt around 1020 later destroyed by the fire of 1106 and rebuilt. It was rebuilt again from 1570-75 and again in the mid-18th century by Giovanni Pedolo. If your space is limited you have to demolish and rebuild many times.
Interesting detail – they do keep the towers some times. That is why they do not really fit together with the rest of the design on some of the churches. The original 7th Century church tower was destroyed by the fire of 1105. Rebuilt 1450, renovated 1601-09 brought down by a storm 50 years later and rebuilt again from 1672 to 1720.
Inside the Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli
Santi Apostoli Ceiling by Fabio Canale
The main part of the Santi Apostoli Ceiling by Fabio Canale
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, St. Anthony Abbot, St. Jerome and St. John of Nepomuk by Domenico Maggiotto
The Virgin and Child, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist and St. Anthony of Padua by Gaspare Diziani
Last Communion of St. Lucy by Giambattista Tiepolo
Christ between the Apostles, Sebastiano Santi, 1828
Chiesa di San Salvador
Again San Magno (St Magnus) did dream and this time the Saviour (Salvatore) did appear and sent him a sign. A red cloud it was. And another of the eight churches he did build went from dream to reality! That took place in 639 but the first time it was documented was in 1067. After the big fire of 1106. The church was first consecrated in 1177. The constuction of the present church building begun around 1508.
Saints Nicholas, Leonard and the blessed Archangel Canetoli by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Funeral monument to the procurator Andrea Dolfin and Benedetta Pisani, by Giulio del Moro
Funeral monument to the doges Lorenzo and Girolamo Priuli, sculptures by Giulio del Moro
Tomb of Theodore of Amasea with “St. Theodore in Glory” by Pietro Mera above it
The Transfiguration of Christ by Tiziano Vecellio
The Banquet in Emmaus
In the back on the top: The prior Antonio Contarini in adoration of the Holy Sacrament. A mosaic by Crisogono Novello
Monument for St. Pius X by Antonio Baggio
Next to the entrance of the church on the left side you find the TIM Future Center. Go inside! It is free and usually nobody goes here. Great place to relax for a bit and escape the crowds outsite.
Next stop: Piazza San Marco! But that will be the next Blog Post!
The 2016 visit to Venice in Italy
You find part 1 here : Venice without Tourists and the best Place to stay for small Money
Part 2 here: Summer Trip 2016 Part 9: Venice II
Part 3 here: Summer Trip 2016 Part 10 – Venice III
Part 4 here: You are here
Part 5 here: Summer Trip 2016 Part 12 – Venice V
And part 6 here: Summer Trip 2016 Part 13 – Venice VI
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