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This may be the only "one" that I have given with several years of reviews. The small facility was very difficult to find, and once inside we paid the fee and expected to be treated to a number of rooms of finely-displayed art. Instead we...More
This is one of numerous confraternities that constituted the social fabric Venice, but what sets it apart is the cycle of paintings by Carpaccio, completed in the early 16 century, which adorn its small oratory.
Before our visit to Venice, I don't think I had ever heard of Carpaccio. And even before visiting the Santa Giorgio e Trifone Scuola, I don't think I had too much regard for his talents. But the series of painting decorating the ground floor room...More
Great for children (if they are interested in pictures). The paintings are narrative and there are lots of interesting details. Might be scary with the man slaughtering dragon though...
A small house. Few visitors. Entrance fee 4-5 E.
Hidden next to a bridge on a side canal, the building of the Scuola houses some of the most beautiful paintings of the Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio (around 14651525/26 ) Three paintings he dedicated to the Saint George. The first from left shows him how...More
This is real place for real Venice and real visitors. You can find a scuola without big groups of tourists and with real old esprit. Furniture and paintings lead you to old times and legends about Saint George and less known Saint Trifun. Reserve at...More
This is a much smaller establishment than the other ridiculously opulent fraternities of Venice. It served the small Slavic population of Venice. The place has a great intimate feel to it, the artwork is precious, generous, and of high quality. This place is worth your...More
This scuola is sometimes just referred to as Scuola di San Giorgio Degli Schiavone. The paintings on the ground floor by Carpaccio are stunningly beautiful and detailed. Unusually for such religious paintings there is movement and sounds depicted and many touches of humour and real...More
This small museum is a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit to see the fine painting of Carpaccio and his St. George scenes. I don't think this place is ever crowded. Make sure you see St. Augustine in his Study.
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.