Campo San Luca

Campo San Luca is a small square in the sestiere of San Marco. the cross-point of various calle that come from several different directions, including the Accademia, San Marco, and Rialto. I lost count of the number of times I either hurried or dawdled across the square. The very first day I crossed it, I was enchanted with the artistry of this doorway, and the carvings above it.

You’ll find restaurants, pizzerias, and bars here, and a recent addition, an L&M Women’s clothing store in this campo that many Venetians believe is the very heart of the city.

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8 responses to “Campo San Luca

  1. Michelle

    I’m a sucker for those boats…actually had a sail on one in Hawaii years ago…you sure get wet when it is practically on it’s side. I’ll have a gander when it’s daylight. No longer get the sports channels thanks to down sizing my cable so won’t be able to watch the race….oh, wait…internet…duh.

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  2. I was always so drawn to the image of the Madonna that I never noticed the door. Unforgivable since I’ve crossed that campo hundreds of time. An eye on one side of the door and a heart(?) on the other? The observation about the Fortuny fabric is right on. I wonder how much this image influenced him.

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    • It’s so typical of Venice, Daniel. There is so darn much to attract our attention, we sometimes overlook the vision right in front of us. I’ve just added a link to a webcam in the Arsenale, there for the duration of the America’s Cup. (Thank you MaryK.)

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  3. The lower part of Mary’s gown looks as if it were made out of that beautiful silk Fortuny fabric.

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  4. Michelle

    Oh, I do love that door. I’ll have to get my own picture of it.

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