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Venice is at heart a Catholic city. Like many Italian cities, there’s a church on every corner. These churches link up to create a maze of parishes that formed the heart of Venetian social and family life.

We walked through a couple churches today. Unlike American churches, Venetian churches drip with paintings and ornaments. Walk into a church here, and you really start to comprehend the power of Rome for thousands of years.

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A small chapel off the side of the main alter to pray to the Virgin Mary. 20120904-233518.jpg

Check out these huge paintings! All master works. 20120904-233537.jpg

The alter at San Zaccaria.
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Full view of the main alter.
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This is the church alter where Vivaldi attended! It’s across the square from our hotel.