Tour 1: Carmini’s Church
The gondola ride starts with the Carmelite church and its Renaissance-style façade. The building was originally named after Maria Assunta but in 1286 it was completely rebuilt by the order of the Carmelites who still look after it. Then we will stop to admire one of the most striking examples of neo-medievalism in Venice, the residence that the artist Torres built for himself and his family between 1905 and 1907, so romantic that pushes lovers to mirror in the eyes of other.
Palazzo Ca 'Zenobio is still waiting for you, in the 1800s taken over by the Armenian community of San Lazzaro, today is a favorite location for glamorous parties; who knows if you are not lucky enough to see some stars in the act of shooting their latest video clip! On the Fondamenta (wharves) Briati stands the Cicogna palace, where you can find a well made of real Istrian stone in the inner courtyard. We conclude this tour with San Polo: the largest square in Venice, the district of the shop-house (proximity between home and production sites), taverns but also churches and Carlo Goldoni's house.
Chiesa dei Carmini
Casa TorresTOUR 1
”E se a Venezia vai(Paola Bertoni)
come a quei tempi di Goldoni la vedrai.
Cambiano le città, Venezia no,
Venezia no non cambierà.