Palazzo Agnusdio – Religious Symbolism.

Palazzo Agnusdio – Religious Symbolism.

Palazzo Agnusdio - Religious Symbolism. Palazzo Agnusdio - Religious Symbolism. This palace in San Croce, features unique decoration of the "Lamb of God" and the "Four Evangelists". Above the entrance doorway, is a marvellous “Agnes Deo” or “Lamb of God”. On its 14th...

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Casinos and Ridotti of Venice

Casinos and Ridotti of Venice

Casinos and Ridotti of Venice Casinos and Ridotti of Venice, were private places where select company used to meet, talk, gamble and enjoy themselves; especially at night. The origins of “casinos” and “ridotti” in Venice, go back to the 13th century; possibly as a...

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Rio Tera – Canals into Streets

Rio Tera – Canals into Streets

Rio Tera - Canals into Streets Rio Tera - Canals into Streets, are the name given to those Venetian canals; that have been filled in, to make them into streets. They contribute to the uniqueness and character of this wonderful city, with its fascinating maze of...

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Ospedali Grandi of Venice

Ospedali Grandi of Venice

Ospedali Grandi of Venice Ospedali Grandi of Venice, were charitable hospices, providing social assistance for the sick and needy and renowned for music-making. The four Great Hospitals were the Ospedale della Pietà, the Ospedale degl'Incurabili, the Ospedale di Santa...

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Symbolism of the Venetian Cross

Symbolism of the Venetian Cross

Symbolism of the Venetian Cross. Symbolism of the Venetian Cross. In Venice, you may sometimes notice unusual crosses, with arms that end up in rounded forms. Two easily found examples, would be the large cross on top of St Mark’s Basilica; or the one inside, sitting...

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Silk Trade of Venice

Silk Trade of Venice

Silk Trade of Venice Silk Trade of Venice, covers its origins and development and evidence remaining today, of a once thriving industry and Luccan community. Silk production had already spread from China to Persia, India and Syria and came to Italy in the 11th...

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Kabbalah and Francesco della Vigna

Kabbalah and Francesco della Vigna

Kabbalah and Francesco della Vigna Kabbalah and Francesco della Vigna. This church in Castello; was built according to Pythagorean Kabbalistic musical tradition. The aim was for the church to "entirely reflect the harmony of the universe"; as described by hermetic...

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“Eye of the Triangle”

“Eye of the Triangle”

Eye of the Triangle, Eye of the Triangle, symbolises in Christian temples; the Trinity and God's omnipresence and divine Providence. It was inherited from the pharaonic Egypt, as preserved in Persian writings; that Christians collected in Alexandria, Egypt. In the...

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La Maddalena and Masonic Symbolism.

La Maddalena and Masonic Symbolism.

La Maddalena and Masonic Symbolism. La Maddalena and Masonic Symbolism. This small church in Cannaregio, is notable for its unusual round form and masonic symbolism. Designed by Tommaso Temanza, with a circular plan inspired by the Pantheon in Rome; the current small...

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Palazzo Lezze and Alchemic Symbolism.

Palazzo Lezze and Alchemic Symbolism.

Palazzo Lezze and Alchemic Symbolism. Palazzo Lezze and Alchemic Symbolism. This baroque palace in Cannaregio, features curious high reliefs; that are alchemical in theme.  It was thought by some to be suggestive of a “Philosopher’s House”. Palazzo Lezze, takes its...

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