“Paglia (Ponte della)” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
Rosalba Carriera, the most popular and famous Venetian artist of the early 1700s, painted lots of miniatures.
The ancient Venetians used the word scola or scuola to mean a guild, a confraternity or a charity. The scuole were generally not educational institutions.
List of all churches Venice — consecrated, deconsecrated and demolished.
The Ca’ Dario on the Grand Canal in Venice has lately acquired a bad reputation, but it is almost guaranteed ghost-less.
The Sestiere Dorsoduro is the southernmost part of Venice along the Giudecca canal.
St Nicholas is celebrated on December 6th in much of Christianity. Associated with sailors and gift-giving, he is the origin of Santa Claus.
The Festa della Salute each year on November 21st is an important holiday in Venice. The event celebrates the end of the plague in 1631.
Fires were a very real preoccupation of the Venetians, and there have been many fires in Venice over the centuries
Venice is divided into six sestiere whose origin is as old as the city of Venice itself. As far as we know, they have always been there.