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Promenade Zattere: photos, description (Zattere)

The Zattere was built in 1519, the year Wharf for the transshipment of wood and today it is a promenade of Venice, along which there are several notable buildings and monuments. In fact, this promenade stretches along the entire southern shore of the city's Dorsoduro quarter. It offers excellent views of the creation of the great architect Andrea Palladio, located on the island of Giudecca.

The westernmost point of the Zattere, known as San Basilio, named after the Church that once stood on this place and long ago destroyed. Today you can see the building of the Scuola dei Luganesi with a yellow facade which formerly housed the Guild of producers of sausage, and today is a restaurant. The only reminder of the past are two marble tablets on either side of the statue of St. Anthony.

For Scuola dei Luganega is a number of impressive palaces, now used by government agencies. Among them stands out the Gothic Palazzo Molin, the 15th century, which houses the headquarters of the coast guard the Adriatic, and Palazzo Priuli-Bon-16th century - the former Embassy of France, and now the headquarters of the Venetian port. Immediately behind these palaces, the promenade Zattere it crosses the Rio di San Trovaso and Church of the 15th century, Santa Maria della our lady of the visitation, designed by Mauro Codussi. The vaults of this Church you can see the image 58 of the saints, made by unknown artist. The Church is adjacent Artigianelli - the former vocational school. On the facade of the building is visible to the gaping mouth of a stone lion, which had put anonymous complaints of corrupt officials.

The next Church Zattere - the beautiful Baroque Santa Maria del Rosario, also known as Dzhezuati. It was built in 1740-ies Giorgio Massari. Among the decorative arches of frescoes depicting scenes from the history of the Dominican order, you can see the wonderful work of Tiepolo.

After crossing two canals, the waterfront Zattere goes to the OSPEDALE degli Incurabili was the former hospital for men who were at the last stage of syphilis. Later in the hospital building housed the juvenile court, and today it is the headquarters of the Academy.

Another attraction is the Zattere, the Church of the Spirito Santo, notorious for the scandalous antics of some of its former monks. Most of the time the Church was locked, but if you get inside, is to examine the frescoes on the vaults, made with the help of optical illusions. After passing through the canal Rio della Fornace, Zattere suited to the Emporio dei Sali, a former salt warehouse, renovated in the mid-19th century. Today it houses the most prestigious in Venice club Amateur rowing - "Bucintoro". The last monument that deserves attention, is the Dogana di Mare (customs house, notable for its bronze weather vane depicting the goddess of Fortune and gold sail.