Torcello stone window shades


Torcello stone window shades

Sta Maria Assunta cathedral amazed us - have you ever seen window shaders made from stone? Of course, they served not to protect from the sun, but prevent the invaders to enter the church in from as early as 8th or 10th century. Note the bell tower (campanille) that offers a great view over the Venetian laguna and the island itself.