Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna, Venice

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San Francesco della Vigna is a Roman Catholic church in the Sestiere of Castello in Venice, northern Italy.HistoryAlong with Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, this is one of two Franciscan churches in Venice. The site, originally a vineyard (Vigna), was donated by Marco Ziani in 1253 for construction of the monastery. A tiny chapel already on the site recalled the spot where an angel supposedly had pronounced Pax tibi Evangelista meus to the shipwrecked apostle St. Mark, patron of Venice.The first church at the site was a triple-nave Gothic church by Marino da Pisa. A monastery housed the Frati Minori dell'Osservanza, while the Conventuali occupied the Frari across town. By the 16th century, the church building was in need of repair. Two main impulses led to the reconstruction of this church; one was the reform sweeping the order of the Franciscan Observants, and the other was the wishes of Doge Andrea Gritti, whose family palace neighbored the church. In 1534, this Doge laid the foundation stone for the new church. The nave was roofed over by 1554.ExteriorThe church was designed in sober Renaissance style by Jacopo Sansovino in 1554, with the advice of the Franciscan friar, Fra Francesco Zorzi. Fra Zorzi based the sizing of the various elements on the number three, because of its association with the Trinity: the nave should be nine paces wide and 27 paces long, each side chapel three paces wide. However the white marble façade (1564-1570) was not based on Sansovino's designs, but instead was a product of a Andrea Palladio. It is thought that the patrician Daniele Barbaro lobbied for the commission to be switched from Sansovino to Palladio in 1562, convincing the then Patriarch, Giovanni Grimani.
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  • It is a colosso that suddenly appears and even the middle of other buildings. However, we passed several times and we never coincide with the opening hours
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  • Beautiful 16th century Franciscan church full of atmospheric wonder and delight. Situated away from much of the hustle and bustle that is Venice, the church contains several magnificent pieces of arti...  more »
  • ... that is reached with a ten-minute walk from San Marco, between silent calluses and small canals on which faces the daily life of Venetians. The church, with its imposing Palladian facade, holds beautiful treasures, including the wonderful unique work of Antonio da Negroponte, already mentioned by other visitors, which alone is worth the visit. You will miss counting the petals of the flowers and the feathers of the birds that the author has inserted into this sensational canvas! But even in the side cap you can admire works of rare beauty, such as a Madonna of Bellini and another of anonymous thirteenth century, portrayed while breastfeeding the Child. All without brawling and flounces, practically does not seem to be in the city stormed every day by thousands of tourists. Take your time and visit this unmissable church!
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  • again another beautiful church in Venice. Who know how many are of them there? I need to check Wikipedia. as it should be it is beautiful and magnificent. There was some construction works inside and I couldn't make best pictures but there will be something different.
  • Closed 12.30 until 15.00. So check your schedule before you set off to visit (15.00 means 15.30 in Venetian time)
  • Big church with many nice paintings.
  • Nice church but we could not enter the garden as the whole building was closing at noon. So make sure to check the opening times first...
  • Love Venice can't complain about Venice everything is beautiful structures every where you look is nice and beautiful
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