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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Isola San Pietro di Castello, a captivating island in Venice: – Isola San Pietro di Castello is an island in the Venetian Lagoon that forms part of the Castello sestiere, or neighbourhood. It is linked to the main islands of Venice by two bridges. The island was the site of a castle from at least the 6th century, and it is from this that the island and the sestiere are named. The island has a rich history and was once the main centre of power in Venice. It was the seat of the Bishop of Olivolo, later renamed Bishop of Castello, from the 7th century until 1807. The Church of San Pietro, which dates back to the 9th century, was the cathedral of Venice until 1807, when it was replaced by St Mark’s Basilica. The church has a striking facade, a bell tower with a ring of bells in C, and a beautiful interior with paintings, sculptures, and relics. The island is also known for its picturesque alleys, greenery, and tranquillity. It is one of the least touristy and most authentic areas of Venice, where you can enjoy a glimpse of local life and culture. Isola San Pietro di Castello is a hidden gem in Venice that offers a unique and fascinating experience for visitors who want to explore beyond the usual attraction. With Italy in Photos, be transported to Isola San Pietro di Castello’s captivating world, one image at a time.

Ponte de Quintavale is a wooden bridge that crosses the San Pietro canal in the Castello district of Venice. It is one of the longest bridges in the city, measuring 45 meters in length. It offers a stunning view of the canal and the surrounding buildings, some of which date back to the 15th century. The bridge is also a great spot to observe the daily life of the locals, who use the canal for fishing, transportation, and leisure. You can see fishing nets, boats, and clothes hanging from the windows along the canal. The bridge is named after the Quintavalle family, who owned several properties in the area. If you cross the bridge, you will enter the San Pietro neighbourhood, which is one of the oldest and most authentic parts of Venice. Here you can visit the San Pietro di Castello Basilica, which was once the seat of the Patriarch of Venice and the main church of the city until 1807. You can also explore the local markets, shops, and restaurants that offer a taste of Venetian cuisine and culture. Ponte de Quintavale is a hidden gem that many tourists overlook, but it is well worth a visit if you want to experience Venice beyond the usual attractions. It is a place where you can admire the beauty and history of Venice, as well as its lively and charming atmosphere. (Photos taken from the bridge 1-2-3-4) – Ponte de Quintavale is a street in Venice which runs from Ponte de Quintavale to Fondamenta de Quintavalle (Photo 5) – Calle dei Pomeri is a street in Venice which runs from Fondamenta de Quintavalle to Calle della Vigna (Photos 6-7-12) – Calle della Vigna is a street in Venice which runs from Calle dei Pomeri to Calle de Quintavale (Photos 9-10) – Ramo Primo de Quintavale is a street in Venice which runs from Calle de Larga de Quintavalee to Calle della Vigna (Photo 11) – Fondamenta de Quintavalle is a street in Venice which runs from Calle dei Fari to Calle Dietro Il Campaniel (Photos 13-14) – Calle Dietro Il Campaniel is a street in Venice which runs from Fondamenta de Quintavalle to S. Pietro di Castello (Photos 15-16) – You can find S. Pietro di Castello close to the Basilica di San Pietro di Castello. (Photos 17-20) – Campo San Piero de Casteo is a small square in the Castello district of Venice. It is located near the church of San Pietro di Castello, which was once the cathedral of Venice until 1807. The church dates to the 7th century and has a rich history and artistic heritage. Campo San Piero de Casteo is a quiet and authentic area of Venice, away from the crowds of tourists. You can reach it by foot from Piazza San Marco in about 15 minutes, or by ferry on the 4.1 or 5.1 line. (Photos 18-19) – The Basilica di San Pietro di Castello is a historic and beautiful church in Venice. It was the cathedral of Venice from the 9th century until 1807, when it was replaced by St Mark’s Basilica. The church has a long and rich history, and it contains many artistic treasures, such as the Throne of St Peter, the relics of St Magnus, and the paintings by Palma il Giovane. The church is located on the island of San Pietro di Castello, which is part of the Castello district. You can also admire the bell tower, which was rebuilt by Mauro Codussi in the 15th century, and the organ, which was restored by WMF in the 20th century. (Photos 18-20)

IIsola San Pietro di Castello Cussine: – Isola San Pietro di Castello is a charming island in Venice that offers some special cuisine options for visitors: – Tramezzini:- These are triangular sandwiches made with white bread and various fillings, such as crab, ham, or cheese. They are a popular snack in Venice and can be found in many bars and cafes. One of the best places to try them is Bar Mio, which is renowned for its tramezzini among the locals. – Tiramisù: – This is a famous Italian dessert that consists of layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa powder. It is rich and creamy, and perfect for a sweet treat. – Seafood:- Being an island, San Pietro di Castello has access to fresh seafood from the lagoon. You can enjoy various dishes made with fish, shellfish, squid, and more.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Ponte de Quintavale to S. Pietro di Castello
Approximately 0.74 km – 0.46 miles

The walk starts in Ponte de Quintavale – Calle de Quintavale – Calle dei Pomeri – Calle de Larga Quintavale – Ramo Primo de Quintavale – Calle Prioli – Fondamenta de Quintavalle – Calle Dietro Il Campaniel – S. Pietro di Castello – Campo San Piero de Casteo – S. Pietro di Castello