Giddily over the top even by rococo standards, this gaudy, glitzy 18th-century Jesuit church is difficult to take in all at once, with a...
Oratorio dei Crociferi
Humble though it may seem from the outside – especially after the opulence of I Gesuiti across the street – this simple 12th-century...
There's nowhere better for a coffee on the way to or from Murano and the northern lagoon islands. Late in the day, you may be tempted to...
Caterina and Giovanna's old bakery has been transformed into a warm, modern space with nary a garish Murano trinket in sight. Sit down...
Until Napoleon established a city cemetery on Isola di San Michele, Venetians had been buried in parish plots across town – not the most salubrious solution, as Napoleon’s inspectors realised. Today, goths, incorrigible romantics and music-lovers pause here to pay respects to Ezra Pound, Joseph Brodsky, Sergei Diaghilev and Igor Stravinsky. Architecture buffs stop by to see the Renaissance Chiesa di San Michele in Isola , begun by Codussi in 1469, and the ongoing cemetery extension by David Chipperfield Architects (scheduled for completion in 2016), including the recently completed Courtyard of the Four Evangelists – a sunken bunker, with a concrete colonnade and basalt-clad walls engraved with the Gospels.