Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, Venice

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The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th-century Roman Catholic church located in the Cannaregio sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It is one of the oldest churches in the city and has undergone numerous changes since its foundation. The present building is the result of a major reconstruction project which was undertaken in 1575. The church is notable particularly for the Cornaro Chapel, an important example of Early Renaissance architecture, added by Mauro Codussi during the 1490s. The chapel is the burial place of several members of the powerful Cornaro family, including Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus. The church houses several works of art including pieces by Giambattista Tiepolo and Paolo Veronese.HistoryIn the 7th century Venice was not yet a city, but a collection of small communities scattered throughout the lagoon. St Magnus (San Magno), the Bishop of Oderzo, came to the lagoon and founded eight churches. According to a legend recounted by the historian Flaminio Cornaro, St Magnus had a vision of the Twelve Apostles who commanded him to build a church on a site where he saw twelve cranes. This location, eventually to be in the sestiere of Cannaregio, became the site of the church of San Apostoli. The church stands on the Campo dei Santi Apostoli at the beginning of the Strada Nuova (New Road).
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  • It was Piazza Santi Apostoli Church front stood a tower clock. From the Rialto Bridge and near 7-I arrived at 8 pm. It is easy to understand because the famous Church of Santi Apostoli.
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  • Stopped by from the ghetto were here and walk towards the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. A clock tower with a very visible was memorable.
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  • Church located in the field of the same name, where begins the Strada Nuova in the sestiere of Cannaregio... The Church was built in 1012 and rebuilt several times. the Bell Tower, that stands out is 1672, which is a tower square, brick and small windows. It has a very high capital with large windows, columns and balconies on all four sides.
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