Fodor's Expert Review San Francesco della Vigna

Castello Fodor's Choice
San Francesco della Vigna; Castello, Venice, Italy.

Although this church contains some interesting and beautiful paintings and sculptures, it's the architecture that makes it worth the hike through a lively, middle-class residential neighborhood. The Franciscan church was enlarged and rebuilt by Jacopo Sansovino in 1534, giving it the first Renaissance interior in Venice; its proportions are said to reflect the mystic significance of the numbers three and seven dictated by Renaissance neo-Platonic numerology. The soaring but harmonious facade was added in 1562 by Palladio. The church represents a unique combination of the work of the two great stars of 16th-century Veneto architecture.

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Campo di San Francesco della Vigna
Venice, Veneto  30122, Italy


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