San Francesco del Deserto, Venice
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San Francesco del Deserto Reviews
Era da tempo che volevo recarmi in alcune isole veneziane, a me sconosciute ed ho colto l'occasione con degli amici di avventurarmi in questa esplorazione. Tra quelle visitate, sono rimasto colpito in... more »I had long wanted to go to some Venetian islands, unknown to me and I took the opportunity with friends to venture into this exploration. Among those visited, I was particularly impressed by St. Francis of the desert, Oasis of Peace, a place of meditation for those who want to isolate themselves from the clamors and crowding of the cities; Mazzorbo, with its vineyards, where there is the "Venissa" estate from which you can get the Dorona wine, ancient indigenous grape and the famous crops of artichokes; From here through a bridge you reach Burano, a beautiful island with its surprisingly colourful houses, which according to the legend are so painted to be better recognizable by the fishermen who fall in their homes a bit ' Alticci. Torcello, however, seemed somewhat austere, perhaps because it was sparsely inhabited or more probable for the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta that towers imposing in the center of the island. So I crowned a long-cultivated dream, in which I plunged even from the dance of the boat that transported us in the lagoon. The tour then ended with a reconnaissance of Treviso, a city I already knew and that has still reserved some surprises. A beautiful journey comforted by beautiful sunny days and a comprehensive and passionate tourist guide.
Originariamente questo luogo era una casa privata di un nobile veneziano e, dopo il soggiorno di San Francesco nel 1220, fu eretta la cappella, successivamente ampliata, e un primo piccolo convento,ch... more »Originally this place was a private house of a Venetian nobleman and, after the stay of St. Francis in 1220, was erected the chapel, later enlarged, and a first small convent, which the nobleman then donated to the Franciscans after the sanctification of 1228. With Napoleon and later under the Austrians, the church was used as a warehouse of goods and, on a loft built ad hoc, of ammunition. The convent was remodeled and enlarged in different eras, it has a beautiful internal cloister, visible only from the gate of the 1st cloister, a simple church with a marinara ceiling and 3 splendid side chapels, with a small chapel on the place where saint Francis stopped to pray. Very pleasant the back park, with a beautiful glimpse on the island of Burano. The friars are very courteous and hospitable, a free offer is welcome in the small shop, (only books, gadgets and pamphlets) adjacent to the entrance. I recommend it to those who want to spend an hour in serenity, meditation and peace
Absolute highlight to let the monastery show you. Beautiful with your own appeal. Best connect with Burano. Only from there can you translate.
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