Chiesa di San Polo
Casa di Goldoni
Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707–93) mastered second and third acts: he was a doctor’s apprentice before switching to law, which...
Where bullfights were once held by rowdy Austrians, the city now hosts open-air movies, concerts and theatre performances from July to...
Antica Birraria della Corte
This former bullfight pen became a brewery in the 19th century to keep Venice’s Austrian occupiers occupied, and beer and heritage beef...
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Lonely Planet review
Travellers pass this modest 9th-century Byzantine brick church without guessing that major dramas unfold inside. Under the carena di nave ceiling , Tintoretto’s Last Supper shows apostles alarmed by Jesus’ announcement that one of them will betray him. Giandomenico Tiepolo’s Stations of the Cross sacristy cycle shows onlookers tormenting Jesus, who leaps triumphantly from his tomb in the ceiling panel.