And, it turns out I was very lucky to have had a glimpse of it open. This is the feature in question, as I saw it last year.
When I published that post, I was lucky to have an expert on the shrines of Venice leave a comment.
Annie said “Wow, when I visited this shrine, it was so overgrown that I could barely see it.”
Here is the link to her 2010 post regarding this very shrine. http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/2010/03/overgrown.html
Annie had poked her camera through the vines that were growing over the shrine to capture this photo.
You can see there have been some changes to what was inside the shrine in 2010, and what I saw in 2013.
And finally, here is what I found when I went looking in 2014.
I wonder if we’ll ever see those doors open again?
For those who are interested, this was the first post. https://ytaba36.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/will-i-find-it-again/