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Venice April 2007

Venice (Italy): 20-23 April 2007

Click on the image to open a larger version. All images are Copyright © Mike Hume.



Venice April 2007

This group of photos are general pictures from the 4 days in Venice.

Accademia Bridge
Accademia Bridge
Alleyway
Alleyway
Bridges
Bridges
Bridge Of Sighs
Bridge Of Sighs
Building
Building
Building Decoration
Building Decoration
Building Gargoyle
Building Gargoyle
Building With Flowers
Building With Flowers
Cad'Oro Palace
Cad'Oro Palace
Campanile Top
Campanile Top
CAMPO SS GIOVANNI EPAOLO PANORAMA QTVR
Campo SS Giovanni ePaolo Panorama QTVR
Canal Beside Santa Maria
Canal Beside Santa Maria
Canal Steps
Canal Steps
Cemetery Island
Cemetery Island
Chiesa degli Scalzi Facade
Chiesa degli Scalzi Facade
Chiesa San Stefano
Chiesa San Stefano
Church
Church
Church Facade
Church Facade
Church Treasures
Church Treasures
Contarini del Bovolo Steps
Contarini del Bovolo Steps
Contarini del Bovolo Steps Closeup
Contarini del Bovolo Steps Closeup
Cruise Liner
Cruise Liner
Exit From Doge's Palace
Exit From Doge's Palace
Faces On Roof
Faces On Roof
Financial Building
Financial Building
Frari Choir
Frari Choir
Fruit And Veg Boat
Fruit And Veg Boat
Gondola Closeup
Gondola Closeup
Gondola Moorings
Gondola Moorings
Grand Canal
Grand Canal
Grand Canal From Accademia Bridge
Grand Canal From Accademia Bridge
Grand Canal Night
Grand Canal Night
Hospital And San Zanipolo
Hospital And San Zanipolo
Hotel
Hotel
Leaning Bell Tower
Leaning Bell Tower
Manin Monument
Manin Monument
Manin Monument Lion
Manin Monument Lion
Me
Me
Mercerie Alleyway
Mercerie Alleyway
Narrow Canal
Narrow Canal
OUTSIDE THE DOGE'S PALACE QTVR
Outside The Doge's Palace QTVR
Paint Peeling Off Buildings
Paint Peeling Off Buildings
Palace On Grand Canal
Palace On Grand Canal
Puppet Show
Puppet Show
QUIET CAMPO
Quiet Campo
RIALTO AREA QTVR
Rialto Area QTVR
Rickety Building
Rickety Building
Riva degli Schiavoni
Riva degli Schiavoni
Sacred Items
Sacred Items
Santa Maria delle Visitzione
Santa Maria delle Visitzione
Santa Maria delle Visitzione And Lamppost
Santa Maria delle Visitzione And Lamppost
Santa Maria del Giglio Facade
Santa Maria del Giglio Facade
San Barnaba Church 1
San Barnaba Church 1
San Barnaba Church 2
San Barnaba Church 2
San Moise
San Moise
San Simeon Piccolo With Lamppost
San Simeon Piccolo With Lamppost
Sculpture Female
Sculpture Female
Sculpture Male 1
Sculpture Male 1
Sculpture Male 2
Sculpture Male 2
Sea Gulls After Fish Market
Sea Gulls After Fish Market
Ship Outside Shop
Ship Outside Shop
Shutters
Shutters
Small Canal 1
Small Canal 1
Small Canal 2
Small Canal 2
Small Square
Small Square
Statue on Riva degli Schiavoni
Statue on Riva degli Schiavoni
St Marks Lion On Basilica
St Marks Lion On Basilica
St Marks Lion On Clocktower
St Marks Lion On Clocktower
The Lady Of The Mortar
The Lady Of The Mortar
Titian's Assumption
Titian's Assumption
Transporter
Transporter
Typical Church
Typical Church
View Over Giudecca Canal 1
View Over Giudecca Canal 1
View Over Giudecca Canal 2
View Over Giudecca Canal 2
Windows And Shutters
Windows And Shutters
Zatierre Building 1
Zatierre Building 1
Zatierre Building 2
Zatierre Building 2
Zatierre Building 3
Zatierre Building 3
Zatierre Building 4
Zatierre Building 4


Campanile

The belltower of St Mark's Basilica is The Campanile. Tours allow you to ascend to the top of the belltower which is the highest point in Venice and commands magnificent views across the entire city. Whilst I was there the bell tolled midday - very loudly!

Basilica Roof
Basilica Roof
Bell
Bell
BELL TOLLING MIDDAY (3MB)
Bell Tolling Midday (3MB)
Campanile Panorama
Campanile Panorama
CAMPANILE PANORAMA QTVR
Campanile Panorama QTVR
Connecting Highway To Mainland
Connecting Highway To Mainland
Contarini del Bovolo Steps
Contarini del Bovolo Steps
Doges Palce From Above
Doges Palce From Above
EASTERN VIEW QTVR
Eastern View QTVR
Hour Bell
Hour Bell
Looking Down To Piazza
Looking Down To Piazza
Looking East
Looking East
Looking North
Looking North
More Roofs
More Roofs
Piazetta
Piazetta
Riva degli Schiavoni
Riva degli Schiavoni
Santa Maria Closeup
Santa Maria Closeup
Santa Maria Dome
Santa Maria Dome
Statue Atop Doges Palace
Statue Atop Doges Palace
St Giorgio Island
St Giorgio Island
Top Of Basilica Dome
Top Of Basilica Dome
Venice Roofs
Venice Roofs
View Over Lagoons
View Over Lagoons
View To Santa Maria
View To Santa Maria


Dogana di Mare

The Dogana di Mare is Venice's Maritime Customs House where all ships used to stop to declare their cargo. On one side of the wedge-shaped building there are great views over the Grand Canal to the San Marco area, and on the other side the views are over the Guidecca Canal.

Customs House Building Top
Customs House Building Top
Customs House Building Top Closeup 1
Customs House Building Top Closeup 1
Customs Houst Building
Customs Houst Building
View To Campanile
View To Campanile
View To Doges Palace
View To Doges Palace
View To San Marco
View To San Marco


Doges Palace

The Doge's Palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice. The present building was constructed between 1309 and 1424. Access is available to the Doge's Apartment and several of the Chambers, one of which (the Grand Council Chamber) contains what is believed to be the largest canvas painting in the world (74ft x 30ft): Tintoretto's 'Paradise'. The tour of the Palace includes a walk over the Bridge Of Sighs to the old prison attached to the Palace.

Corridor
Corridor
Courtyard Columns
Courtyard Columns
Doges Gondola
Doges Gondola
Doges Gondola Ferro
Doges Gondola Ferro
DOGES PALACE COURTYARD QTVR
Doges Palace Courtyard QTVR
Facade Detail 1
Facade Detail 1
Facade Detail 2
Facade Detail 2
Golden Stairway Panoramic
Golden Stairway Panoramic
Grand Steps 1
Grand Steps 1
Grand Steps 2
Grand Steps 2
Grand Steps 3
Grand Steps 3
HALL OF THE GREAT COUNCIL BALCONY QTVR
Hall Of The Great Council Balcony QTVR
Inside An Arch
Inside An Arch
Inside The Bridge Of Sighs
Inside The Bridge Of Sighs
Looking Out Arch
Looking Out Arch
Looking Out The Bridge Of Sighs
Looking Out The Bridge Of Sighs
Looking Through Arch
Looking Through Arch
Palace Courtyard 1
Palace Courtyard 1
Palace Courtyard 2
Palace Courtyard 2
Previous Facade
Previous Facade
Southern Facade
Southern Facade
Top Of Basilica
Top Of Basilica
View To San Giorgio Island
View To San Giorgio Island


Gondolas
Gondola Ferros
Gondola Ferros
Gondola Yard
Gondola Yard
Moored Gondolas
Moored Gondolas
Mooring Poles
Mooring Poles


Grand Canal

Venice's Grand Canal is around two miles long and snakes through the centre of Venice. It is lined with some of the most up-market buildings in Venice, notably many Palaces. It carries all sorts of water traffic from Vaporetti to Gondolas to industrial boats (like the Mail boat!).

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A Hotel
A Hotel
Building Buttresses
Building Buttresses
Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace And Campanile
Doge's Palace And Campanile
Gondola
Gondola
Gondolas
Gondolas
Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Maritime Customs House
Maritime Customs House
Northeast To Ponte degli Scalzi
Northeast To Ponte degli Scalzi
North To Canal Cannaregio
North To Canal Cannaregio
Post Office Boat Loading Mail
Post Office Boat Loading Mail
Rialto Bridge
Rialto Bridge
Rickety Building
Rickety Building
Santa Maria
Santa Maria
San Giorgio Island 1
San Giorgio Island 1
San Giorgio Island 2
San Giorgio Island 2
San Simeon Piccolo Church
San Simeon Piccolo Church
Southeast Down Grand Canal
Southeast Down Grand Canal
Southeast Down Grand Canal With Vaporetti
Southeast Down Grand Canal With Vaporetti
Underneath Rialto Bridge
Underneath Rialto Bridge
View Northeast To Rialto Bridge
View Northeast To Rialto Bridge


La Fenice

La Fenice (The Pheonix) has burnt down and rebuilt twice over its 200 year history. The most recent [malicious] fire in 1996 closed the building for 7 years for rebuilding works. La Fenice is one of the most famous opera houses in Europe.

Auditorium Side
Auditorium Side
Function Room
Function Room
FUNCTION ROOM QTVR
Function Room QTVR
La Fenice Facade
La Fenice Facade
Royal Box Panoramic
Royal Box Panoramic
ROYAL BOX QTVR
Royal Box QTVR
View From Royal Box
View From Royal Box
View Of Royal Box
View Of Royal Box


Piazzetta dei Leoncini

The Piazetta dei Leoncini is part of Piazza San Marco and is known for containing the columns of Venice's two patrons, Marco and Todaro. Atop one column is the Lion of St Mark and atop the other is St Theodore.

Campanile And Doge's Palace
Campanile And Doge's Palace
Campanile And Lamppost
Campanile And Lamppost
Doge's Palace 1
Doge's Palace 1
Doge's Palace 2
Doge's Palace 2
Lights
Lights
Looking Out To Lagoon
Looking Out To Lagoon
Piazetta And Doge's Palace
Piazetta And Doge's Palace
PIAZETTA DEI LEONCINI QTVR
Piazetta dei Leoncini QTVR
St Mark's Lion
St Mark's Lion
St Mark's Lion And Lamppost
St Mark's Lion And Lamppost
View Across Piazetta
View Across Piazetta


Rialto Bridge

Venice's Rialto Bridge is perhaps its most iconic structure. The bridge is the oldest of the three bridges straddling the Grand Canal. The bridge was completed in 1591 and replaced a similar timber structure.

Gondolas
Gondolas
Looking South
Looking South
North Side 1
North Side 1
North Side 2
North Side 2
North Side Night 1
North Side Night 1
North Side Night 2
North Side Night 2
South Side 1
South Side 1
South Side 2
South Side 2
South Side 3
South Side 3
South Side 4
South Side 4
South Side Night 1
South Side Night 1
South Side Night 2
South Side Night 2


Santa Maria

Unfortunately the massive dome of Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute was under heavy restoration when I visited.

Exterior 1
Exterior 1
Exterior 2
Exterior 2
Interior View Panoramic
Interior View Panoramic


San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore forms part of the islands of Venice and commands a fine view of the Doge's Palace and Santa Maria.

Doges Palace 1
Doges Palace 1
Doges Palace 2
Doges Palace 2
Doges Palace Night
Doges Palace Night
Maritime Customs House
Maritime Customs House
Maritime Customs House And Santa Maria
Maritime Customs House And Santa Maria
Night Panorama 1
Night Panorama 1
Night Panorama 2
Night Panorama 2
San Giorgio Night
San Giorgio Night
San Marco View
San Marco View
ST GIORGIO QTVR
St Giorgio QTVR
Top Of Campanile
Top Of Campanile


San Marco Basilica

The present Basilica building dates from 1063 although its appearance (both inside and out) has changed over time. The interior decoration is mainly stunning gold mosaics which go right up into the dome interiors. A vault in the Basilica contains an assortment of treasures including sacred bones and even a cup from the 1st Century.
A Loggia in the facade allows for spectacular views across Piazza San Marco and to the Doge's Palace. On this level there are four Bronze Horses - these are replicas of the original Roman Horses which were installed about 1254.

1st Century Cup
1st Century Cup
Basilica Front Closeup
Basilica Front Closeup
Basilica Front Decortaion
Basilica Front Decortaion
Campanile From Loggia
Campanile From Loggia
Doges Palace
Doges Palace
Horses
Horses
Interior View From Loggia
Interior View From Loggia
Interior View Panoramic
Interior View Panoramic
LOGGIA QTVR
Loggia QTVR
Loggia View To South
Loggia View To South
Looking Out Over Campo San Marco
Looking Out Over Campo San Marco
Mosaic
Mosaic
North Transcept
North Transcept
Pigeon On Rain Gutter
Pigeon On Rain Gutter
Roman Horse On Loggia
Roman Horse On Loggia
Roman Horse On Loggia With Campanile
Roman Horse On Loggia With Campanile
Sceptre
Sceptre
Side Area
Side Area
St Mark Lion
St Mark Lion
St Theodore
St Theodore
Top Of Clocktower
Top Of Clocktower
Tower Detail
Tower Detail
View Across The Loggia
View Across The Loggia
View From Front Entrance
View From Front Entrance


San Marco Piazza

The Piazza San Marco is the only Piazza in Venice; all other squares are called Campi to distinguish the grand scale of the Piazza. St Mark's Basilica sits at the eastern side of the Piazza, with its Campanile (bell tower) close by and the Doge's Palace next door. St Mark's Clocktower is on the northern side and dates from 1496. The remainder of the northern side, the west and southern sides are lined by the Procuratie, linked buildings for government and state use. The western and southern buildings now contain The Correr Museum.

Basilica 1
Basilica 1
Basilica 2
Basilica 2
Campanile
Campanile
Flagpole Detail
Flagpole Detail
Piazza
Piazza
Pigeon On Flagpole
Pigeon On Flagpole
San Marco Clocktower
San Marco Clocktower
San Marco Piazza
San Marco Piazza
SAN MARCO PIAZZA QTVR
San Marco Piazza QTVR
Taking Down Flags
Taking Down Flags
View To Clocktower
View To Clocktower
Western Entrance To Piazza
Western Entrance To Piazza


Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is one of the six Grand Schools of Venice. The stunning Main Hall measures 34.5 x 13.5 metres and is 11 metres high.

Ante Room
Ante Room
Grand Room
Grand Room
Mail Hall Ceiling
Mail Hall Ceiling
Main Hall
Main Hall