Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, Venice

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San Simeone Piccolo is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. From across the Grand Canal it faces the railroad terminal serving as entrypoint for most visitors to the city.Built in 1718-38 by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto, the church shows the emerging eclecticism of Neoclassical architecture. It accumulates academic architectural quotations, much like the contemporaneous Karlskirche in Vienna. Wittkower, in his monograph, acknowledges San Simeone is modeled on the Pantheon with a temple-front pronaos, on the other hand, the peaked dome recalls Longhena's more embellished and prominent Santa Maria della Salute church. The centralized circular church design and the metal dome recalls Byzantine models and San Marco, though the numerous centrifugal chapels are characteristic of Post-Tridentine churches.This was one of the last churches built in Venice, in one of its poorer sestieri.
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  • This church, or rather two churches San Simeon Grande and San Simeon Piccolo was one of the objects in a walk to Rialto described in the Guidebook. Proved to be open only to San Simeon Piccolo, and under the dome was stretched cloth, as during the restoration. Many churches in Venice, where there are works of great artists of the Renaissance, this, too, according to the Guide, was supposed to be the work of Tintoretto's last supper, which vainly tried to find. In my opinion, there is enough other interesting churches in Venice and this is worth visiting when there is a lot of free time
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  • This is a gorgeous church, despite not being as ornate as some of the other examples. The outside dome and imposing columns frame the entrance gorgeously leading into a space that is filled with light...  more »
  • Most of the people writing about a notable Church near the Santa Lucia train station, its beautiful Dome, the architectural style and the Barefoot monks. BUT! Few Pro dark crypt, which is in the Church. At the entrance of the Church are presented photo crypt, made with Flash and it's a completely different color, in reality much cooler! If you are a lover of riddles and creepy places go here) at the entrance to a dark Dungeon for 2 euros you will be handed a candle and sent to explore this mystical place. Frescoes and inscriptions on the walls, skeletons and scenes from the Bible, and another saying, here was the chumnoe cemetery.
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  • In love with Venice. Those beautiful lil streets and canals..such a beautiful small city on water. They even have police on water. If you visit Venice you MUST take a ride through the canals with Gondola or even with water taxi or ferry even though they are very busy in summer time but alot cheap than the gondolas. Also you must try their pizza it is very lovely. It is possible to get around the whole city within 2hr on feet because it is very small but also it has so many stairs. Not all bridges are accessible but with help of good people everyone can get around this lovely place
  • I got blessing water from the father that take care of the church. It’s so awesome.
  • Beautiful and prominent church right opposite the Santa Lucia Station!!!
  • Beautiful Latin Mass. The cantor was excellent. Gorgeous church.
  • Looks cool walking out of the train station.
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