When taking the No. 12 water bus on the main island of Venice to the Color Island, I looked back at the main island. There is a sharp and pointed bell tower that is very eye-catching, but it is not the famous bell tower of St. Mark’s Church. I clicked on the map. This is the bell tower belonging to the Church of St. Francis. So after returning to the island, I went to see this small church. In fact, when it was close at hand, the bell tower was not as tall as it was from a distance.
San Francesco della Vigna is a gothic church, so it is not really our favourite architectural style. It is not full of gold, decorations and ornaments, but we still liked it. The church was built in XVI, so it is very old. For us, it looks more beautiful and impressive from the inside than from the outside.
The old gasometer dominates the skyline of this part of Venice. Inaccessible and part of the industrial archeology
Not far from the Doge’s Palace, there is a slender bell tower