Picture of the Week

We start this new section where every week a different picture will be showcased. Occasionally, there will be a second picture for you to identify.

The answer will be posted the following week, but if you do not want to wait, you can always e-mail me at:
(your e-mail address will not be published or shared)

San Polo Picture of the Week 2011
Santa Croce Picture of the Week 2012
Castello San Marco Picture of the Week 2013
Madonna della Misericordia
Christmas in Venice Picture of the Week 2014
Snow-Covered Venice
Signs, Banners and Graffiti Picture of the Week 2015
Cast in Stone
External Links Picture of the Week 2016
Summertime Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean Picture of the Week 2017
Most Serene Places My Favorites Picture of the Week 2018
Dorsoduro Picture of the Week Picture of the Week 2019

December 11, 2010

Antique Market, Campo San Maurizio, held on the weekend before Christmas

December 5, 2010

Happy Hanukkah. Ghetto Vecchio, Cannaregio

Do you know where to find this mermaid? Answer

November 28, 2010

San Francesco della Vigna, cloister. Castello (for Annie)

November 20, 2010

Happy Festa de La Salute

Can you find these blessing hands? Answer

November 13, 2010

Campo S. Stefano

November 5, 2010

Airing the fish (g˛) risotto at Da Romano in Burano. All the flavors of the sea are distilled into a subtle, creamy, unforgettable dish.

Can you find this relief of the Madonna and the poor headless Baby Jesus? Answer

October 31, 2010

Walk at midmorning along Calle Larga Giacinto Gallina on your way from the Miracoli church to S. S. Giovanni e Paolo
and be delighted by their singing.

October 22, 2010

Rio de San Luca from Campo Manin. In the house between Ponte de la Cortesia and Ponte di San Paternian
lived Daniele Manin, Venetian patriot and last president of the Republic of Venice, which was reestablished on March 23, 1848 and
dissolved for ever a year later, after a brutal siege by Austrian forces. As part of the honorable
surrender that Manin negotiated with the Austrians, he left Venice in exile not to return to his beloved city.
Almost destitute, he lived in Paris where he tirelessly worked for Italian unity. He died in 1857 and
his remains were brought back to Venice in 1868 and buried with honors on the North side of the Basilica's fašade.

Where are we? Answer

October 17, 2010

Venice peeling off after the rain

October 8, 2010

Winter view from Ca' Rezzonico

Here is a tough one: Can you find this unpaved and hidden corte? It is in a sestiere that starts with a C. Answer

October 1, 2010

Basilica's South Fašade

September 22, 2010

After a short break in Argentina, here is a preview of an upcoming section: "Venice in Buenos Aires."

September 2, 2010

Going home at the end of the Regata Storica

August 27, 2010

Dreaming of "flan di zucca" from La Zucca.

Where are we? Answer

August 20, 2010

The sweetest view. Arriving in Venice from the airport.

August 13, 2010

Punta della Dogana

August 6, 2010

Photo credit: Vern, a Hoosier in Venice

Can you locate this sotoportego?
I did not know where Vern took this beautiful picture, so thought it was going to be difficult to find the location. I was just about to ask
all of you for help, but out of thin air I identified the white building (I believe the trim around the openings and the white stone gave it away)
and bingo! Venice Connected confirmed the location. The low sotoportego is truly hidden (I've never seen it) but
the white building is not; it can be admired from a nearby bridge (a picture of it can be found in "Hidden Corners"). Have fun. Answer

July 31, 2010

'Prophets' on the fašade of the church of San Zaccaria (XVth cent.), Castello.

July 24, 2010

Sbarl¨sego' on Ponte S. Boldo, Santa Croce

Where is this modern corte? Answer

July 17, 2010

Happy Festa del Redentore! Have a Bellini

July 10, 2010

'Summertime' goblets in Piazza San Marco (for Trichelle)

Chimneys again. Can you find these ones (near a "Summertime" location)? Answer

July 3, 2010

'Tube' by Äilvinas Kempinas (Lithuania), Venice Biennale, 2009, Scuola Grande della Misericordia

June 27, 2010

Children at play in Campo San Giacomo da l'Orio

June 20, 2010

Ponte Molin on Rio de S. Caterina

Can you locate this relief of the Madonna with Child? It's in a corte not too far from P. Molin. Answer

June 14, 2010

Campo San Barnaba

June 6, 2010

From the Accademia vaporetto stop

June 1, 2010

Having a little rest in Campo San Polo

May 22, 2010


Do you know where we are? Answer

May 16, 2010

Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo also known as Contarini-Polignac, near San Vio. One of the first Gothic palaces to be remodeled according to the dictates of the Renaissance style. At the end of the 15th century, Giovanni di Antonio Buora worked on the fašade which has also been attributed to Mauro Codussi and Pietro Lombardo.

May 8, 2010

Festa della Sensa is May 16, 2010. This is the most traditional of all Venetian feasts. It originated in the year 997 when Doge Pietro Orseolo sailed from Venice on Ascension Day to liberate the Dalmatian coast from pirate dominance. This event marked the beginning of Venice's control over the Adriatic and was celebrated every year by the Doge and his entourage visiting the port of the Lido on Ascension Day. In the year 1177, as a sign of gratitude for the Doge's role in the reconciliation between Pope Alexander III and Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, the pope presented the Doge with a ring, symbol of papal authority. From then on a new custom was added to the traditional ceremony of visiting the port of the Lido. The Doge threw the ring to the waters to consecrate Venice's marriage to the sea and as a symbol of true and perpetual dominion over the sea. La Sensa, as the festivity is known in Venetian, was also celebrated by a famous fair in Piazza San Marco. The locations where merchants had to set their stands were clearly indicated, as can be seen in the photo below for "L'Arte de Calegheri" (shoemakers).
Today La Sensa is celebrated on the first Sunday following Ascension Day (Ascension Day, always a Thursday, is the 40th day from Easter), but there is a full calendar of events this year beginning on May 10.

Gabriel Bella, Antica fiera della Sensa, Fondazione Querini Stampalia

April 30, 2010

Luigi Bona, artist

3467 Castello, Salizada dei Greci

This lamp shouldn't be too difficult to locate. Clues are included. Answer

April 25, 2010

Happy Saint Mark's Day

April 18, 2010

From Fondamenta Narisi on Rio de S. Anzolo, San Marco

Do you know where we are? Answer

April 8, 2010

A morning in Dorsoduro: Unsung heroes

April 2, 2010

San Marco in all its glory

Happy Easter!

Can you locate this beautiful and peaceful corte? Answer

March 27, 2010

Quiet morning in the Ghetto

Happy Passover!
פסח שמח

March 19, 2010

Via Garibaldi and Ponte de le Cadene

Photo credit: Vern, a Hoosier in Venice

March 12, 2010

"In many of the calli you'll find old plastic bottles full of tap water on the ground resting against the walls....they are anti-pee devices. Apparently cats give them a wide berth, can't help it, they just can't go when there's a transparent container full of water in the vicinity: I don't know which feline ethologist discovered this little trick" Tiziano Scarpa, "Venice is a Fish".

A fondamenta in Castello

Can you locate this spot with two almost identical wellheads? Answer

March 5, 2010

"Colombes qui chient et rats qui volent"  ("Pigeons that poop and rats that fly") by Jan Fabre, Venice Biennale, 2009

Can you locate this shrine? Answer

February 27, 2010

Rio del Santissimo from Campo S. Angelo. This rio runs under the church of S. Stefano.

February 19, 2010

End of Carnevale

Photo credit: Kimberly from San Diego

Can you identify it? The picture doesn't seem to contain much information but that odd shape is unique. Answer

February 12, 2010

Dolomites from Canal de Cannaregio

                                 Can you locate this relief? Answer

February 5, 2010

Campiello Piave, behind the church of the Madonna de l'Orto.

January 29, 2010

We begin with this picture of a smiling (despite the cold) gondolier.

Can you identify this chimney? The pitched roof (in a remote campo) may give you a clue. Answer