Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario
Rubbed for luck for centuries, the 1541 statue Il Gobbo (The Hunchback) is now protected by an iron railing. Il Gobbo served as a...
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Osteria al Diavolo e L’acquasanta
Mementos climb the walls, recalling a time when the Rialto regulars were slightly less grizzled and the bigoli (wheat pasta) and seppia...
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Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario information
Hunkering modestly behind skimpy T-shirt kiosks is this soaring Renaissance brick church, built by Scarpagnino after a disastrous fire in 1514 destroyed much of the Rialto area. Cross the darkened threshhold to witness flashes of Renaissance genius: Titian's tender St John the Almsgiver (freshly restored and returned from the Accademia) and gloriously restored dome frescoes of frolicking angels by Pordenone.