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Campo Manin

Square with one of Venice's newer lions

Statue of Manin in Campo Manin

Campo Manin is best known for a statue of the fiery patriot, lawyer Daniele Manin, who led the revolt against the Austrians in 1848 (and ended up as a schoolmaster, teaching Italian in Paris). His statue, guarded by a winged lion, looks towards his house by the little bridge on the left.

Campo Manin, Venice

The Cassa di Risparmio bank (1964) is by Pier Luigi Nervi, Italy’s most acclaimed postwar architect – and the only one to get a chance to build on a conspicuous spot in Venice, although hardly to everyone's liking (although the ceiling in the main hall is rather lovely).

On this same site in 1490, Aldus Manutius founded his famous Aldine Press.

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Vaporetto Rialto

Sestiere San Marco

Streets, Squares and Gardens

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Images by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, Dimitris Kamaras from Athens, Greece