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Byways of La Serenissima: The Venice You (Probably) Don’t Know

Airline travel is now laptop travel. Longing for Venice? As seasoned visitors to La Serenissima would, at this time of year, we can avoid the obvious places to spend time in some of its more recherché treasures. Many, though not all, are still with us thanks to the conservation efforts of Save Venice, an American…

Airline travel is now laptop travel. Longing for Venice? As seasoned visitors to La Serenissima would, at this time of year, we can avoid the obvious places to spend time in some of its more recherché treasures. Many, though not all, are still with us thanks to the conservation efforts of Save Venice, an American charitable organization.

Take the exquisite, tiny Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Constructed to house a miracle-working painting of the Virgin Mary, this Renaissance jewel is both disciplined and sumptuous—all…

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