The Four Horses of St Mark’s

The Four Horses of St Mark’s

The Four Horses of St Mark’s or “Quadriga“ are situated on the “Loggia di Cavelli”, above the main Great Archway on the west facade of the Basilica di San Marco, in the Piazza.   In the Piazza, the “Cavalli di San Marco” are almost as iconic of Venice as the...

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Sacred Geometry in Venice

Sacred Geometry in Venice

Sacred Geometry in Venice, forms the underlying principles of its Religious Architecture, Art and Music.  Evidence suggests that the original layout of the early city was planned, using  these ancient geometrical and mathematical considerations.  One good example is...

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Bridges of the Grand Canal

Bridges of the Grand Canal

Bridges of the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal has only four bridges along its entire length: the Ponte degli Scalzi, the Ponte dell’ Accademia, the Ponte di Costituzione and the Ponti di Rialto.    1. PONTE DEGLI SCALZI (Bridge of the Barefoot or Discalced...

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The Rialto Fish Market

The Rialto Fish Market

The Rialto Fish Market (Pescheria Nuova) is located near to the Rialto Bridge, on the northern side of the Grand Canal and is next to the Fruit and Vegetable Market.  It is closed on Mondays due to the fishing boat crews’ day off.   Although the present building...

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St Mark’s Clock Tower

St Mark’s Clock Tower

St Mark's Clock Tower.  On the north side of the Piazza San Marco, is the Clock Tower (Torre dell’ Orologio); an early Renaissance building which adjoins the eastern end of the Procuratie Vecchie.  The clock tower, forms the central feature of the five-bay building;...

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Rio Tera – Canals into Roads

Rio Tera – Canals into Roads

Rio Tera – Canals into Roads.  “Rio Tera” is the name given to Venetian canals, that have been filled in or vaulted over to make them into roads.  One of the best examples is the Rio Tera dei Gesuati in the Dorsoduro district, where you can follow the course of the...

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