"A Medieval Madonna....." Venice Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics
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In central Castello, off Salizzada di San Lio, you'll find Calle del Paradiso.
It's a lovely exaple of Medieval Venice, and, at one end, is a Gothic arch (early-fifteenth).
On both sides it shows the Madonna della Misericordia, with her arms outstretched and two people sheltering under her cloak.
The arch was erected as a result of the marriage between two important Venetian families; the Foscari and the Mocenigo (it is possible that the two figures are the bride and bridegroom).
It's a good indicator of how Medieval Venice must once have looked: worth keeping an eye open for.
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