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Monday, November 19, 2007

Venice - Day 3

This morning we're off to revisit the churches from yesterday starting with this one

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the Chiesa di San Martino Vescovo.

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Our next stop was the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in Bragora which is located on this piazza

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Left: Capella of St Francesco D'Assisi
Right: Capella of the Resurrection

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Capella of St Giovanni

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Capella di San Girolamo

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Capella di San Pasquale Bajlon

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The Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna was our third stop

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No photos of the interior as they aren't allowed.

On the way to our next church we came upon another we had missed yesterday

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the Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Derelitti.

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The façade dates from the 17th Century.


Just around the corner is the Chiesa di San Giovanni e Paolo

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Before going inside we enjoyed a coffee and a dolce at this nice cafe right opposite the church

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This is a grand church and you can easily spend quite a while in here

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The next stop is the Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa - once again photos are not allowed inside

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The Façade of the Chiesa di San Giuliano

We're back in the Piazza San Marco - you really do notice an increased number of people as you make your way closer to here.

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I was surprised to see queues to enter the basilica

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and the Campanile

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We do go past one final church on our way home - somehow we missed the rather large Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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We both get a bit of a chuckle at this

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the positioning of a portrait of Jesus right next to the Communist party offices is truly classical Italian.

For lunch we headed back into the castello/arsenale area to a place we had spotted on our walk this morning

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We enjoy this bottle of Valpolicella with our lunch.

For starters

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I have the Scallops - these are far better than my last scallop dish, these are perfectly cooked with still that bit of rawness in the centre.

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Paalo loves his dish of Sarde in Soar

For mains we both have the roast of the day which is Pork

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and we enjoy this served with a good mixed salad.


When we go out later that evening for our nightly passeggiata - I'm almost shocked to see a huge ship heading towards our street.

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It's the Celebrity X ship Millennium leaving Venice - I am just amazed at its size.

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That's one of the vaparetto's running along side.

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Almost gone.

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We stay and watch until it is out of sight and then head back to do a bit of food shopping - we've decided to eat in tonight and buy some goodies to make panini.

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