Giudecca Island Walk, Venice

Giudecca Island Walk, Venice
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Giovanni Dall'Orto
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Giudecca Island is a long thin island that is actually made up of eight interconnected small islands, and is situated in the Venetian Lagoon. It is something of a romantic idyll that attracts many young couples. With old squares, churches and wonderful views of the sea and of St. Mark's Basin it is easy to see why many artists are also drawn to Giudecca. The area has a burgeoning reputation as a hub of artistic activity. A lovely place to visit is the waterfront or fondamenta, alongside the Giudecca Canal. It is lined with numerous restaurants, cafés and art galleries. You will also find small supermarkets and delicatessens here. Among the refurbished buildings and old palazzos on Giudecca, one structure stands out in particular, and that is Il Redentore. This striking looking white church and its dome have dominated the island's skyline for more than 500 years. Italian architect Andrea Palladio was inspired by Roman designs and the church was built as way of saying thank you for the end of a plague that had decimated part of Venice's population. Venture inside to study some of its magnificent paintings, including works by 16th and 17th-century painters, such as Francesco Bassano, Iacopo Nigreti and Paolo Veronese.

Giudecca Island Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: Giudecca Island Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: jenny
View from Giudecca Island, San Marco

1) View from Giudecca Island, San Marco

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Santa Maria della Presentazione

2) Santa Maria della Presentazione

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Casa dei Tre Oci

3) Casa dei Tre Oci

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Santa Maria della Presentazione

4) Santa Maria della Presentazione

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Fondamenta de la Zitelle

5) Fondamenta de la Zitelle

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Fondamenta Rio Croce

6) Fondamenta Rio Croce

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Chiesa del Santissimo Redentor

7) Chiesa del Santissimo Redentor

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Chiesa del Santissimo Redentor

8) Chiesa del Santissimo Redentor

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Fondamenta Fianco Ponte Lungo

9) Fondamenta Fianco Ponte Lungo

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Fondamenta Fianco Ponte Lungo

10) Fondamenta Fianco Ponte Lungo

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Chiesa di Santa Eufemia

11) Chiesa di Santa Eufemia

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Fortuny Factory and Showroom

12) Fortuny Factory and Showroom

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Fondamenta San Biagio

13) Fondamenta San Biagio

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Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel

14) Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel

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