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  Santa Maria di Nazareth
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      Santa Maria di Nazareth
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The church was built in the 17th century and dedicated to Santa Maria di Nazareth, recovering the cult from an image of the Virgin transported here from the old Lazzareto. The church is also called Chiesa degli Scalzi, being the seat of the Discalzed Carmelites (scalzi = barefoot). Project is by Baldassare Longhena, recognizable in its baroque style. In the second half of the 17th century the front facade was reconstructed in a Rococo style by Giuseppe Sardi, while the statues are work of Bernardo Falconi.
The altar content numerous 18th century paintings, but the church is famous for its ceiling, entirely frescoed by Tiepolo and unfortunately damaged during the straffings. The rest of the frescoes survived of the ceiling are today kept at the Galleries of the Academia.

Address: Sestiere Cannaregio

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2015
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