qualified opinions are taken from
Stradario di Venezia"
marvellous work in two volumes by
Piero Pazzi, in Italian language.
A very competent guide of great
cultural value, purchasable at the
price of Lit. 68,000 (euro 35.12).
Part of the neighbourhood of the Sestriere
of San Marco as well as some other places
described in the following figures underwent
barbarian changes in the years within
1870 and 1920.
Such destructive rage to erect "fashionable"
buildings ended up by arousing public
commiseration against the authors of such
a havoc. The whole Campo Manin, excepting
few houses left on the right side if you
stand on the bridge della Cortesia, is
a dreary architectural group whose negative
apex is represented by
the headquarters of the Cassa di Risparmio,
work conceived by a team of engineers
and architects whose names are not worth
mentioning here for their undeserved fame.
The church where Vivaldi never played!
How many of you have noticed everyday leaflets
and bills posted anywhere promoting concerts
in the Church della Pietà, passed off
as being the "Church of Vivaldi?"
The abuse of false information for the purpose
of making money and secondly for promoting
art is simply disappointing...
Against the dirtying of well curbs
Many people have realized so far how
some troglodytes go by night putting their
signatures anywhere, dirtying a large amount
of monuments of our beloved Venice.
This pack of idiots leaves such jingles
as Drome, Role, Sharp and so on.
This crime against our heritage can be notified
at any time, since the public authority
is operating 24 hours a day, just reporting
the full description of the underdeveloped
fellows as mentioned above
Carabinieri telephone 112 - Police
telephone 113 - Vigili telephone 041-2747070
Perhaps with the intention of paying homage
to the remarkable interventions of Carlo
Scarpa in the Palazzo Querini Stampalia
nearby, an awful balcony was built years
ago and everybody can watch it in Corte
del Pozzo Roverso, near the street number
Impressions on the neighbourhood
Neighbourhood between Rio de l'Alboro,
Rio de le Veste and Rio de San Moisé
The mentioned zone, poor from an architectural
point of view, is one of the worst in town
despite its central location, being as a
matter of fact a tourist window.
During these latest years many essential
services have been disappearing: the baker's,
the butcher's, the greengrocer's and other
grocer's shops, replaced by so called prestige
But what do you mean for prestige?
of San Beneto
The doorway of the belltower has been walled
simply with bricks without any plaster,
can you believe it?
We hope that the original wooden gate or
a not much unlike new one may be set up
Hotel Bauer Grünwald
The facade is one of the worst insults
suffered by Venice in spite of the law that
should protect the Pearl of the Lagoon:
it was built in 1949 in complete non-observance
of art. n.9 of the Constitutional Chart
of the Italian Republic saying: "The
Constitution protects the artistic heritage
and the landscape".
At street number 1390/A, near the Church
of San Moisé, an abominable house
built in the style in fashion during the
rumoured "twenty years" of the
fascist regime is worth noticing.
The former cinema San Marco
Though its view is less offensive than
the Bauer's facade, it is no joke also with
the cinema San Marco
as regards its perfect match with the architectural
context of Venice.
Its features bring us back immediately to
the benittian era.
The wise knows nothing
the clever knows a little
the ignorant knows a lot
the blockhead knows everything