Campo Sant' Angelo, Venice

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The Chiesa dell'Angelo Raffaele is a church in Venice, northern Italy, located in the Dorsoduro sestiere.HistoryAccording to tradition, this church was one of the eight churches founded in Venice by St Magnus of Oderzo. The church suffered fires in 889, 1106 and 1149, each time being rebuilt. At the beginning of the 17th century the edifice was in poor condition, and was therefore demolished and rebuilt. Works were finished in 1743–49.The church plan is a Greek cross, with the façade facing a minor canal named after the church, rio dell'Angelo Raffaele. The interior houses sculptures by Sebastiano Mariani and Michelangelo Morlaiter. Among the statues is one of the Archangel Raphael leading a boy with a fish; the archangel was a patron saint of fishermen.The center ceiling of the nave and the Baptistry has a decoration by Francesco Fontebasso. The present organ was built in 1821 by the brothers Antonio and Agostino Callido, son of the more famous organ maker, Gaetano Callido. It was restored by Giacomo Bazzani and his sons in 1848, and more recently by the Tamburini family.This small church is in a distant corner of Venice; it is best known for the painted organ doors depicting the Story of Tobias, attributed to the late 18th century vedutista Gianantonio Guardi. While Guardi is also known for his misty lagoon vistas of Venice, in this religious painting the scene explodes with scintillating brushstrokes. It is a parting demonstration that the Venetian school still had a flash of originality. The pittura di tocco (touch painting) world of these paintings exists in a world where clouds and bodies are feathered with color. A last firework of paint dabbed just a few decades before the real blasts of Napoleonic grapeshot were heard by the last Doge.
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  • Located in the heart of the San Marco sestiere affords a great view of the Campanile of Santo Stefano. Like most campos in the city, it has numerous shops, business and restaurants surrounding it. It ...  more »
  • This is a very nice square with some great views. It's worthwhile to check it out, and see the area.  more »
  • Campo Sant 'Angelo or Venetian Campo Sant 'Anzolo is a beautiful town square in the San Marco district, halfway between Campo Manin and Campo Santo Stefano. Piazza owes its name to the church of the same name (which was demolished in the 19th century after the Napoleonic repression of 1807-1810) that once stood there. The piazza is asymmetrical and is bordered to the southwest by the Rio di San Anzolo, over which stretches the former Santo Stefano monastery. In the piazza is a small building, the 10th century Sant 'Angelo degli Zoppi oratorio, once associated with a school for cripples. The boundaries of the piazza are buildings of great historical and architectural importance, such as the Palazzo Trevisan Pisani, the Palazzo Gritti Morosini, the Koster Santo Stefano (portal decorated with a polychrome school flat relief) and the Palazzo Duodo a Sant 'Angelo one. In this palace, the composer Domenico Cimarosa died in exile. A really pleasant place where you can also find cafes, shops, restaurants in the area. If this review has been helpful to you, please activate the "Help Button"!
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