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We had been on a long walk through the heart of Venice's main island. Desperately in need of a rest and a drink to cool off, we had taken a break at an outdoor cafe in the Campo Santo Stefano.
While sitting there, we were...More
Chiesa di Santo Stefano is a lovely church, not so much on the outside, but certainly on the inside. In particular the ceiling is absolutely beautiful, and so are the works of art in the church. It is worth a look if you are in...More
In San Stefano we see several works by Tintoretto including another action-packed Last Supper, and a St. Lawrence and a St. Nicholas of Bari by Bartolemeo Vivarini. There are also very interesting bronze side doors that turn out to be from 1991. San Stefano is...More
Once you have walked through Campo San Stefano, there is a narrow street at the far end, several outdoor restaurants and shops, and on the right hand side is the imposing church of Chiesa Santo Stefano.
Chiesa Santo Stefano which its huge wooden double doors...More
As a special challenge, try to see ten churches in a row and then remember which details belong to which church. This one I remember because of the ceiling. As with almost all of the churches it is something you must try to see.
This church is one of Italy's special churches. Many master painters have contributed to making this church a wonderful place to pray and appreciate being in this Holy place. Some of TA's contributors have shared this information and experience and I agree with them.
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.