“S. Polo (Sestiere, Campo, Salizzada, Ponte, Rio)” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
“Carampane” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
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 Sestiere San Polo is in central Venice, around the upper bend and central part of the Grand Canal.
The Bridge of the Honest woman and the Love of friends Alleyway are some of the odder street names in Venice
Big Eyes, Honest Women and the Love of Friends. There are some odd place names in Venice, which pose many questions with few answers.
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.
The Venetians didn’t do statues of great men in public spaces. In over a millennium only one such statue was erected in Venice.