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‘New’ frescoes in the Torcello basilica

Recent maintenance work on the Santa Maria Assunta basilica has uncovered ‘new’ frescoes. Hitherto unknown, they can throw some fresh light on the earliest history of Venice. The ‘new’ frescos are from the 9th/10th century CE, so they are actually quite old. The frescoes appear on the side walls, above the current ceiling, which dates […]

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Venice is in corona virus lockdown

I’m not doing any walks for a while here in Venice, as we’re all in corona virus lockdown. We’ll all need to sit this crisis out, and hope for the best. Hopefully, this will soon be over and we’ll be able to travel and meet again without fear.