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Venice Sights

San Giovanni Elemosinario

  • Rialto Ruga Vecchia San Giovanni Map It
  • Santa Croce
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/02/2015

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Storefronts make up the facade, and the altars were built by market guilds—poulterers, messengers, and fodder merchants—at this church intimately bound to the Rialto Market. The original church was completely destroyed by a fire in 1514 and rebuilt in 1531 by Antonio Abbondi, who had also worked on the Scuola di San Rocco. During a recent restoration, workers stumbled upon a frescoed cupola by Pordenone (1484–1539) that had been painted over centuries earlier. Don't miss Titian's St. John the Almsgiver and Pordenone's Sts. Catherine, Sebastian, and Roch, which in 2002 were returned after 30 years by the Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Sight Information

Address:

Rialto Ruga Vecchia San Giovanni, Venice, Veneto, 30125, Italy

Map It

Phone:

041-2750462-Chorus Foundation

Sight Details:

  • €3, free with Chorus Pass
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5

Updated 04/02/2015

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