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dell'Orto Church:The name derives from a miraculous image of the Madonna
who one scultor had placed in its house garden and that soon began to being
venerated from the inhabitants of this district. The church is a fundamental
stage in order to know the painting of Jacopo Robusti called the Tintoretto
who here was buried with the sons in the right chapel close to the main
The construction engaged all the fifteenth century - changing an older building - and turning out one of the more typical structures of the Gotich Venice, as it demonstrates the tripartition of the facade.
Rialto Bridge: Till thirteenth century Venice was built on a groups of islands separated by channels and to get on the other side were laid down wood boards. Later many bridges were built in Venice but no one of them joining the Gran Canal's banks.
This was a big problem for the Establishment so that population was always teasing it about this promise.
Competition had been won by Antonio da Ponte who thought a unic arch bridge, 48 meters long and 22 meters wide. Foundation was started in 1588, and it took some years to finally join the opposite part of the Gran Canal and subsitute the previous wood bridge that many times collapsed before. To get an image of this previous bridge look at the famous painting by Carpaccio "Guarigione di un ossesso")...
D'Oro: Once upon the time was considered one of the most sumptuous buildings
of Venice for the beautiful colours of its facade, Ca' D'oro knew an unlucky
period becouse of the several restorations made during five centuries of
history, till baron Giorgio Franchetti bought it at the end of XIX century
to create an art gallery.
Inside it's possible to admire masterpieces by Mantegna, Diana and Carpaccio. Besides there are many paintings of Flemish school and what remain of the decorations that one time made beautiful the facades of the buildings near the "Canal Grande" (main channel of Venice).
IN VENICE TODAY 1999