Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna

Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna

Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna
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Neighbourhood: Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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EgyptophileEngland
Burnley, UK216 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
My wife has poor mobility but we made a special effort to get to the Chiesa di SanFrancesco della Vigna. We took the vaporetto and walked slowly to the church only to find a note on the door saying it was "closed today" with no other information as to why or if it would be open any other day. In fact, for all we knew, the note had been on the door all year! This isn't a church which one would pass on the way to somewhere else. Anyone going there would have made the journey with a purpose. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. Very poor show by someone and utter lack of consideration for any visiting Christian.
Written 28 November 2023
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Amy
187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This church is set in a lovely quiet courtyard with a drinking water fountain. When we went into the church (which was free to enter) there were only one or two other visitors. The church inside was beautiful and so peaceful.
Written 15 April 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 artistic quality and is a delight to stop and reflect within.
Written 22 July 2019
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albeback1
Eccles, UK5,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna is a large church in a quiet area of Venice. We went in and lit candles for those no longer with us.
Written 11 March 2019
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is a Franciscan church in the Castello area. Church was completed in 1554.. Nice exterior with an adjoining monastery. It contains a number of chapels.
Written 10 March 2019
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Ryan S
Keaau, HI372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We mainly wanted to see Doge Gritti's tomb since we were staying at the Gritti Palace hotel. It was hard to find, and in fact, hidden/inaccessible at Christmas time due to their Christmas scene blocking the tomb. Oh well, it was very atmospheric anyway. It was already twilight dusk when we entered, and it got dark while we were inside. There was only us and one other person, somewhat eerie but also magical. I don't think there's really much to see, and it is off the beaten path, but the overall atmosphere is worth experiencing. Note it may not be as magical at the day time or with many other visitors - but I doubt it is ever crowded. Total time inside 15 minutes.
Written 3 January 2019
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Rob New York
New York City, NY37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This fabulous 16th century Franciscan church, designed in 1554 by Jacopo Sansavino, with a majestic facade from the 1560s by Andrea Palladio, features a serene interior replete with important artworks. Among these, standouts include one of Bellini’s tender altarpieces with the Madonna, Child, and saints, Veronese’s depiction of the resurrection of Christ, and an incredible orchestration of marble reliefs by Pietro and Tulio Lombardo depicting prophets, saints, and Biblical narratives. Our favorite, however, is the luscious, large, brilliantly colorful altarpiece of the Madonna and Child with angels by Antonio da Negroponte, about whom almost nothing is remembered except for this incredible work. It is full of precious, fascinating detail, including an abundance of roses that you can almost smell! Do not miss this beautiful church, only a short walk from San Marco, but off the beaten path enough to provide a bucolic and restful environment!
Written 18 November 2018
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stephan j
London, UK896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
A peaceful church not doubt. The walk from Arsenal is well worth it too and the Paladino facade is impressive. the inside I did not find particularly impressive
Written 16 September 2018
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Wilcoxm51
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,092 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
We stayed in the area near this church, as the door was open when I was walking past I decided to take look inside. The church is large and interesting, the whole front of the church was taken up by a life size nativity scene which was very festive. It was a wonderful experience as I was the only person in the church.
Written 23 December 2017
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Irena F
London, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
If you have done all the major tourist sites of Venice, a visit to this church is well worthwhile. There are two cloisters, and when we were there we were all alone. In the campo outside the church there is a most interesting colonnade with a covered walkway. In the surrounding area you will see the real Venice. You won't find endless displays of Murano glass, but instead there are little shops selling brooms and carpet beaters.
Written 8 October 2017
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