Venice: Piazza San Marco’s 9 Hidden Treasures
Italy / Venice

Venice: Piazza San Marco’s 9 Hidden Treasures

Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, was first created during the 9th century AD as a small square in front of St. Mark’s Basilica.  A canal and dock that initially separated this small space from the palace was filled in 1174, and was bricked over in 1294.  It wasn’t until 1735, nearly one thousand years … Continue reading

10 Inviting Doors of Venice, Italy
Italy / Photo Essays / Venice

10 Inviting Doors of Venice, Italy

Yes, here I am with another post about Doors.  This time I’m sharing photos of some of my favorite Doors of Venice, Italy.  (You can also check out my post on Doors of Paris and Doors of Athens.) It’s a sickness.  An addiction, really.  I take photos of doors as I travel, especially in Europe, … Continue reading

Venice Hidden Gem:  Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Italy / Photo Essays / Venice

Venice Hidden Gem: Scala Contarini del Bovolo

The Scala Contarini del Bovolo literally means the ladder Contarini (a surname) of the snail. Standing before the palazzo, it’s not a stretch to see where the name originated. The steps were originally designed for the Contarini family, and the snail-like spiral of the steps is clear.
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