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Vaporetto - Zattere
Also known as Chiesa degli Artigianelli
Not to be confused with Venices other Santa Maria della Visitazione - The Pietra!
I'm afraid that this church was closed at the time of my visit.
This church was the original Gesuati church. It was built by the order of the Gesuati in 1524, along with a monastery.
The 14th century order was disbanded in 1668. The Dominican order took advantage of this, by taking over these properties, then building the better known Gesuati, (or Santa Maria del Rosario) a few metres down the Zattere.
The facade of this church is much simpler than that of its neighbour. It is Renaissance, and was designed by Mauro Codussi in the Lombardesque style.
Its 58 ceiling panels (Umbrian School, 15th century) were recently restored, with funding from The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia in Collaboration with UNESCO.
Open daily 0800 - 1200 and 1500 - 1900.
I forgot to look for the Lions Mouth letter box on the facade. This was used for Venetians to post complaints about health and sanitation matters to the authorities. Next time, I'll be certain to look for it!
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