All Fur Coat and No Knickers! (Venezia 154)

Santa Maria della Vittoria is the dominant structure of Lido; at least when viewed from across the lagoon, where its position next to the main vaporetto stop with a green dome that shines in the sunlight and is illuminated at night has a degree of self-importance, but it’s an empty promise.  The building is closed and boarded; a monument to the Italian dead of WW1 built in the Fascist style.  Even Jeff Cotton’s* incredibly comprehensive guide to the Churches of Venice has little to say about the structure.  What a waste.

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*I encountered Jeff by chance, but have since discovered that he has not only written guides to the churches of Venice and Florence, but reviews of fiction where the cities are the main location.  (He also covers London and Berlin).  Well worth a visit and a browse.

 

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