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The paths of the meditation

Visit of the cloisters of convents and abbeys to live the atmosphere of peace and serenity that it characterizes them.

The image of the cloister recalls to the mind the orderly and serene life of the monks and monks that spent times of meditation and reading among the boundaries of the Abbeys. The cloister was the courtyard surrounded by porticos that it was found to the center of the abbeys and the convents, and often to the center a garden was drawn. In this page you will find a guide to the most interesting cloisters in the city of Venice and visiting them you can breathe the mystical and deep air of these places.

Cloister of Sant'Apollonia:
situated near the Bridge of the Parsonage, the cloister belonged to an ex Benedictine convent built between the XII and the XIV century.
Initially was set under the jurisdiction of the Primicerio of St. Mark, but in 1964 it became ownership of the procuratoria of St. Mark and shortly after they began the works of restauration. To today it entertains the Lapidary one they March and the diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, in which important exposures of sacred art are prepared

Saint Maria Gloriosa of the Fraris:
the church is situated in the sestriere of St. Pole, its construction started around 1250 and she was finished later around one century. The area, that includes the convent and two cloisters, is also center of the file where the whole history in Venice is guarded. It became one of the more important Franciscan centers, and to his inside the two cloisters were built, that "external", said also "of the Trinità" and "of the Corpses" since it was accessible from out and to its inside the burials happened and cloister "Inside", was devoted to St Anthony.
Following the jobs of restauration of 400 and 500, almost certainly on project of Andrew Palladio, the cloisters suffered some changes, I revere adds a terrace baluster, supported by columns and arcs and everything sixth and two wells that were also used for being able to give water to the people

Church of Field of St. Francis of the Vineyard:
it is found in the district of Castle, and it is one of the most important churches since it guards the chapels of many Doges that are been valorized then by the works of important artists as Paul Veronese, Palm the Young one, Pietro Lombardo. At the beginning the places where the church and the cloisters rise were used for the cultivation of the vineyard, as you deposit for the lumber as area for the draught to the target and as I handle. In 1253 the ground was given the Palladium to the monks and in 1564 he built its monumental façade.The monastery is composed from two cloisters of which the greatest was used as cemetery and to its inside they are present different tomb stones of the noblest Venetian families: To race, Zorzi, Gradenigo and also of important characters.
To today the two cloisters they are centers espositive of the Biennal exhibition in Venice, they entertain exposures of works of art, but also concerts of classical music.