Tag Archives: Venetian Lagoon

Venice Myths: Is There Only ONE (or TWO)(or THREE) “Canal”?

Articles and reviews continue to pop up in fairly high volume on the internet and in published materials stating that Venice has only one waterway actually named a “Canal” – or maybe two, or maybe three. The lack of originality in repeating … Continue reading

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Venice: Its Cemeteries

Why write about cemeteries?  In addition to being an historical, integral and necessary part of an island city that did not have adjacent land areas for that function, long “closed” cemeteries embedded in the urban fabric have left open spaces that give relief to the … Continue reading

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Venice – The Matrix Churches

How many church foundings were contained in visions received by Magnus, Bishop of Oderzo and Eraclea?  Many historians and commentators state “eight”; others “twelve”, or maybe “ten”.  What were their names and locations? There is no certain listing beyond eight churches, complete visions … Continue reading

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The Gates of Altinum

In the Venetian Lagoon, to the north of the great City of Venice, several extraordinary island communities draw visitors, commerce and historians today.  The best known among them – the active towns – are Murano, the “glass island”, and Burano, … Continue reading

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Burano – Piazza Galuppi – A Day to “Go Fish”

Burano The small island community of Burano lies fifteen minutes north of Murano and the transfer point for the lonely vaporetto to Torcello.  From the Fondamenta Nove on the north shore of Venice, the one-way trip can take about forty-five minutes, and is worth every minute … Continue reading

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Venice – Campo dell’ Abbazia and the Isola Valverde

An Island Lost in Time The island of Valverde in north-central Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice, was apparently a relatively stable velme and barene combination (higher mudbanks with arable soil) one of the earliest habitable islands in the archipelago, known for its copse of … Continue reading

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Completing the City – Great Lessons from the Form of Venice

In one of his seminal works, “A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals” (Kostof, Spiro, Oxford University Press, New York, 1985), Spiro Kostof (+) addressed “The City Design at Large” (pp. 472-476). One emphasis was the work of the “Magistry of Waters”, a … Continue reading

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Ghost Towns of the Lagoon

Several excellent in-depth research studies shine forth from among the endless number of biased opinions base upon dismissal of centuries-old first person reports about the history of small islands and now-abandoned islands in the Venetian Lagoon.  The labor-intensive good works begins without “pre-suppositions looking for conforming data”, … Continue reading

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Venice – Rivers into the Lagoon

Befitting its location not far from the Alps and at the lower end of the monumental Po Valley, the Laguna Veneta, and therefore the City and Republic of Venice, were formed by, and inextricably impacted by the major rivers that … Continue reading

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Venice – Avenues in the Lagoon

Other articles in “RenaissanceRules” have begun to address the Canali and Rii of Venice in their specific relationship to the core City and its sestiere or districts. Be not deceived!  Venice is not merely a tightly wound group of densely developed islands with a … Continue reading

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