Chiesa di San Michele in Isola, Venice

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San Michele in Isola is a Roman Catholic church in Venice, northern Italy, located on the Isola di San Michele which houses the cemetery of the city. It was rebuilt from 1469 onwards and is dedicated to Saint Michael, the holder of the scales on Judgement Day, a fit guardian of the sleep of the faithful dead.
The first church known to have been designed by the architect Mauro Codussi, this is a reconstruction of an older church, that was commissioned by the Camaldolese community on the island in 1469. The church is built entirely in salt-white Istrian stone which weathers to a pale gray. San Michele is the first example of Renaissance architecture in Venice, with a facade that already shows the influence of Leon Battista Alberti. The strongly delineated masonry courses of the ashlar facade are carried right across the Ionic pilasters, a strikingly unusual feature for which that R. Lieberman could only find an earlier parallel in Bernardo Rossellino's Palazzo Piccolomini, Pienza, also of the 1460s, and also produced in an Albertian milieu. The design was influential in Venice. When it was finished, a monk of the community wrote, "The facade, now complete and perfect, shiner of such a beauty so that it turns in itself the light of the eyes of all those who walk or sail by".
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  • The church on the island of the Venetian cemetery dates back to the thirteenth century, the work before the Lombard architect Mauro Codussi. Its baptistry facade made of Istria stone is beautiful. Closed found
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  • This church is found on the way between Venice and Murano. It is the church on the island cemetery of San Michele
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  • The Church of St. Michael is located on the island of the same name that is the island cemetery of Venice, the church is beautiful, the monastic complex originates in the 13TH century. Its interior is stark more elegant and beautiful, highlighting the chapel of the Annunação. It is worth the visit, be sure to see the cloister. It arrives by Vaporetto, whose station is almost in front of the church.
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  • Stunning looking church on the cemetery island
  • Great looking church
  • Just passing by via boat
  • Renaissance Jewel on the edge of the Venetian island that houses the cemeteries
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  • Church in Renaissance style dating back to the FIFTEENTH century which includes, in addition to the church itself with three naves and coffered ceiling, a chapel and the cloister. Well worth a visit along with the whole cemetery. If the review seemed useful, please click on the hand, thank you.
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