Chiesa di San Fantin, Venice

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#142 of 196 in Historic Sites in Venice
San Fantin is a church in the sestiere of San Marco in Venice, Italy. It stands in front of the Fenice Theater and adjacent to the Ateneo Veneto .This parish church was first erected in the 10th century under the patronage of the patrician families from Barozzi, Aldicina, and Equilia. Reconstruction was undertaken by the Pisani family, who installed in the church a miraculous icon of the Virgin they had obtained from the East. The church of San Fantin by the 15th century came to be called the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie di San Fantino. Ten thousand ducats were willed for the church's reconstruction by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Zeno who died in 1501. A number of relics were transferred to this church including the body of Saint Marcellina and an armbone of the martyred Saint Trifone, Protector of Cattaro.Work on the church has been assigned or attributed to many architects, from Pietro Lombardo, Sebastiano Mariani, and later Jacopo Sansovino. Over the door of the sacristy is conserved the funeral urn of Vinciguerra Dandolo, a work by Tullio Lombardo. In 1908, the church was documented to hold two Piazzetta paintings: Liberation of Venice from the Plague and a Pieta. It had a Holy Family attributed to Giovanni Bellini, a Crucifixion by Lionardo Corona, and a Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth by Tintoretto. These works have been relocated elsewhere.
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  • Chiesa di San Fantin is a beautiful church situated right in front of La Fenice Theatre. It does not present great unique attractions, but it is a fairly old construction (around 1000 dC). It is worth visiting if you are in the region.
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  • Construction (begun by Scarpagnino and completed by Sansovino) Renaissance. Not visited Interior (closed).
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  • Located opposite the famous La Fenice Theater, this church looks schizophrenic. The lower portion looks its age, but the top portion, looks as modern architecture. It is only used to host exhibitions ...  more »
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  • Love the backstreets and alleys of Venice. Cool in hot weather and many good little shops and restaurants.
  • Geat place! Worh to see!
  • "Fantastico" lighting system made by Elettrosystem Srl by Brugine PD
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  • Tight and secure. Pure culture.
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  • Photo shows not the church Of Fantin, but the Scala Contarini del Bovolo
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