Riva degli Schiavoni
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora
This serene, 15th-century brick church harmonises Gothic and Renaissance styles with remarkable ease, setting the tone for a young...
Sotoportego dei Preti
Under the arch of the covered passageway Sotoportego dei Preti is hidden a reddish, heart-shaped stone about the size of a hand. Local...
Originally called Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione but fondly nicknamed La Pietà, this harmonious church designed by Giorgio...
Concerts at La Pietà
With fine acoustics, soaring Tiepolo ceilings and a long association with Vivaldi, this church makes an ideal venue for live baroque...
For years Diane Rankin and Cesare Benelli have dedicated themselves to the preservation of heritage products and lagoon recipes, which...
Riva degli Schiavoni information
Stretching west from San Marco, this paved boardwalk is one of the world’s great promenades. Schiavoni (literally, ‘Slavs’) refers to the fishermen from Dalmatia who arrived in Venice in medieval times and found this a handy spot for casting their nets. For centuries, vessels would dock and disembark here, the waterfront a Babel of languages, as traders, dignitaries and sailors arrived from ports around the Mediterranean and beyond.