|The Old Customs House, Dogana di Mare,|
on Punta della Dogana
|Old Customs House at Dusk|
(from the Grand Canal)
|Bronze Globe and Weather Vane|
We walked to the tip of the point along Fondamenta delle Zattere, the waterfront promenade on the Giudecca Canal. From here we could see St. Mark’s Bell Tower and the Doge’s Palace across the busy waters of St. Mark’s Basin. Another bell tower on the nearby island of San Giorgio Maggiore is a great place for panoramic views of the Venetian lagoon.
|Fondamenta delle Zattere|
|The Tip of Punta della Dogana|
|St. Mark's Bell Tower and Doge's Palace|
|San Giorgio Maggiore|
The large dome behind the Customs House belongs to the church of Santa Maria della Salute, one of Venice’s plague churches.
|Santa Maria della Salute|
A typical Adriatic cargo vessel, Il Nuovo Trionfo, was moored at Punta della Dogana. It’s the only remaining seaworthy trabaccolo in Venice.
|Il Nuovo Trionfo|