San Nicola da Tolentino Church


Planned by the architect Scamozzi between 1591 and 1602, it is usually called Tolentini Church, like the homonymous campo in front of it.

Located few steps from Piazzale Roma and Papadopoli Gardens, the magnificent church was damaged by Austrian bombs in 1849, during which the dome was destroyed. To commemorate what happened, the cannon ball found in front of the altar was inserted in its façade.

Sometimes people do not pay attention to the church, just because it is away from the traditional tourists ways, but it is a very important piece of the Venetian history, first of all because it keeps some paintings of Palma il Giovane and of Padovanino, then because one of the most important Doge Morosini was buried in there.

Close to the church we still find the ancient convent, nowadays offices of the Architecture Department of the Cà Foscari University.

Visit hours: Monday to Sunday 8-11 and 16:30-19

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