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"An ex-campanile" Venice Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics

Venice Off The Beaten Path: 711 reviews and 1,240 photos

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  • Ex-campanile - Venice
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  • Not a religious personage to be seen .... - Venice
      Not a religious personage to be seen ....
    by leics

Santa Maria del Giglio is worth a visit, although is exterior is covered with sculptures of the Venetian great and good (ok, rich: they paid for the rebuilding of the church) rather than anything religious.

It's worth going inside if only to visit the Sacristy, which has a Madonna & child supposedly by Rubens (there's a Tintoretto in the main church) and , more interesting from my point of view, a rather large collection of relics: bones, hair, bits & pieces of all sorts.

Just outside there's a shop with a flat roof: this used to be the campanile, until it was lopped off in 1774.

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  • Written Apr 19, 2008
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