sabato 22 giugno 2013

Walking through Venice you will find Little-known monuments ...

Venice offers the attentive visitor the opportunity to know, wandering the street, monuments and churches not reported in the guidebooks but which are stunning works of art, here are some:

La Scala Contarini is beautiful staircase of the palace of the same name, Gothic Renaissance, is located a little 'hidden in a small courtyard in the San Marco district, in the Court of Risi, near the Campo Manin.  At the end of the '400 Pietro Contarini added to his palace, the purpose of improving the internal facade of the building, this wall element that has a winding structure made up of many loggias, uniting the various plans to air a spiral staircase that winds, in Venetian dialect "Bovolo", inside a cylindrical tower arches upward. La Scala Contarini Del Bovolo is one of the most unique examples of Venetian architecture in transition from the Gothic to the Renaissance.  

The Oratory of the Crociferi is located in Cannaregio 4905 Field of the Jesuits, this hospital building dates back to the twelfth century, also housed pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. He later became a shelter for destitute women and still retains the function of hospice; he was held by the Crociferi that in the sixteenth century. They did embellish with a beautiful artistic decoration by Jacopo Palma the Younger, who built it between 1583 and 1592. In all the walls are narrated events related to the history of the hospital, which was a legacy of the Doge Renier Zen, Crociferi of the friars, as well as moments of the Christian tradition to which these men were devout. Very nice is the altar of the Madonna with Jesus dead, on wood coffered ceiling, we will see a choir of musician angels surrounding the Virgin of the Assumption, titular of the church. You visit by appointment. The Church dell' Ospedaletto and Music Room is located in Castello 6691 realized in 1575 where there was a hospital that housed the poor, the sick, orphan. The church Barbaria de le Tole, the church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti was featured a beautiful façade designed by Baldassarre Longhena and was enriched in the course of the'600 and '700, precious works of art of GB Tiepolo, of C. Loth and of P. Free. At that time the orphan girls were educated in the field of music by talented teachers and became so famous for the musical tradition, the organ remains as a reminder of Peter Nacchini and the Music Room, the room was painted by Jacopo Guarana and Augustine Mengozzi Colonna. This musical tradition is repeated again today in the many concerts organized dall'IRE. The Church of the spinsters or Church of St. Mary of the Presentation is located in Giudecca 32, Foundation of the spinsters and was built between 1581 and 1588. It has a beautiful façade with bezel, two small domed towers and a dome larger; we will find beautiful paintings in the interior of L. Bassano, of J. Palma the Younger, Aliense, P. Ricci, as well as sculptures by J. Sansovino and S. M. Morlaiter. The Church encompasses the house of the spinsters whose institution was founded in 1561 by Venetian ladies to give asylum to young girls who for their beauty, they were forced into prostitution but to which they wanted to escape. The church which is part of the third pole Palladian, after S. Giorgio and the Redentore in the urban renewal project of the southern basin of S. Marco.

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