Tag Archives: Campo

Venice – Campo della Misericordia and the Scuola Nuova

Prosperity and Public Welfare The Scuola della Misericordia was founded on Isola Valverde next to the ancient Abbazia Santa Maria della Valverde, as was shared in a previous post, “Venice – Campo dell’ Abbazia” (follow the link to read it: http://wp.me/pVUDj-1vw ). The scuola … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo Sant’ Agnese and the Purloined Rio

The island of Sant’ Agnese, in Venice’s Sestiere Dorsoduro, is unidentifiable as such today.  On its north end, the island was extended across the pond now remembered by a street, Piscina Fornier (“piscina” denotes “pond”), and land further developed to edge a corseted Grand Canal.  To … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo San Canzian – Church and Campo are One!

Draped Like a Shawl Campo San Canzian in the eastern part of Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice, is draped like a shawl around the church dedicated to Santi Canziano, Canzio, e Canzionello, better known around Venice as San Canzian (thank you!).  The ancient surrounding island … Continue reading

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Campo Santa Maria Formosa

One of the larger and more urbane campi in Venice, AND large enough to possess two pozzi, Campo Santa Maria Formosa presents a dignified environment to the visitor fresh from Piazza San Marco or the Rialto.   The white church of Santa … Continue reading

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Campo San Polo

After Piazza San Marco, according to “the experts”, Campo San Polo is the largest public open space in Venice (except for the Tronchetto parking lot, of course, but is that really “Venice”?). Campo San Polo lies about half-way between the Rialto Bridge … Continue reading

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