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Avventure Bellissime is one of the best professional touring services one can opt for. Based in Venice, they provide tours not only in the city, but also others like Florence and Rome. All their guides are certified and thoroughly professional, and also speak impeccable English, to make sure you make the most out of the tour. Their one day tours of Venice are quite popular, where one explores the city on foot and by boat. Their ghost walking tours are recommended as well. Refer to the website for details and list of tours.
This iconic Baroque bridge was designed in the early 17th Century by Italian architect Antonio Contino. It was built over the Rio di Palazzo to connect the Doge's Palace and the New Prisons, creating a route traveled by convicts between sentencing and imprisonment. Although many attribute the bridge's name to its popularity as a romantic spot, other accounts say that it got its name due to prisoners experiencing their last glimpses of freedom. As for its English moniker, Lord Byron is credited with translating Ponte dei Sospiri to Bridge of Sighs in the 19th Century. This must-see Venetian landmark is now loved by tourists and welcomes all to see it for themselves.
This gallery specializes in contemporary art and has organized exhibitions on themes such as German Neo-Expressionism, new French trends in art, and the graffiti phenomenon. Temporary exhibitions dealing with recent trends in contemporary art are also held.
“Campo” means a “small square.” Campo San Zaccaria is situated in the Castello district of Venice and is a good place for some moments of peace and quiet. Although not well known, locals and tourists alike sometimes chance upon this square, which houses the church of San Zaccaria. Standing as a major attraction on the square, the white façade of this 15th-century church exhibits a blend of Renaissance and Gothic styles of architecture. The campo is also dotted by gelatarias, eateries, coffee shops, art galleries and shops. Head here if you wish to unwind after an engaging day spent roaming the Castello district.
The foundation of Fondazione Querini Stampalia was laid in the year 1869. It was made to order by Venetian Querini Stampalia family's last successor Conte Giovanni. The exteriors and interiors were made by the well known architect Carlo Scarpa. It holds paintings of famous artists and also exhibits contemporary art. For schedule and information on group tour visit website.
Located in Castello, the San Lio Church occupies a good portion of Campo San Lio. The historic place of worship was built somewhere in the 9th Century as a church dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It was in 1054 that it was consecrated again, this time dedicated to Saint Leone. Over the years and decades, this very church has been rebuilt and renovated several times; as of today, it sports the furnishings from its make-over in the 18th Century. The inside of the little, charming church is surprisingly plush and comprises of great artworks like the main altarpiece by Palma Vecchio, the fresco of St. James by Titian and the beautiful sculpture Four Evangelists by Pietro Lombardo, to name a few.