Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino

Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino, Venice

Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino

Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino
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Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
Beautiful baroque church built in 1700.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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durham05
Durham, UK1,185 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020 • Solo
Really nice church with a huge dome, painted throughout. Impressive portico. Beautiful, and well worth a look.
Written 18 February 2020
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Ciarrai2014
County Kildare, Ireland572 contributions
Impressive
Feb 2019 • Couples
Something about this place grabbed my attention. Very impressive structure from the outside with columns in front of building. Around the altar inside is worth a look
Written 8 February 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,514 contributions
CHURCH OF SAN NICOLO DA TOLENTINO
Mar 2018 • Couples
This church is located in the Sestiere of Santa Croce, in the eponymous campo, fronting the eponymous canal, located a short distance from Piazzale Roma. 6 Corinthian columns support the churches portico. Above the portico is a large oval window
Written 28 May 2018
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schroff
New Delhi, India879 contributions
Another Church in Venice
Sep 2017 • Couples
Small church dedicated to St. Nicholas of Tolentini was built in fifteenth century. If the tourist has time, it is good to visit.
Written 1 January 2018
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,425 contributions
Relatively unknown, but worth a short visit
Sep 2016 • Couples
We we're in the area so we popped in. While there are many famous churches in Venice and you know what - in the richest cities of old Europe, Churches like Tolentini's are easy to ignore, but they it is much more beautiful on the inside than many others in Europe.
Written 27 August 2017
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Kevin F
Lossiemouth, UK167 contributions
Very pleasant
Jun 2017 • Couples
Yet another church it would be easy to pass by. The façade isn't much to look at, although I've seen worse. It is light and airy inside, bigger than I was expecting. It houses the tombs of several Doge's and also has the funeral monument to the Patriarch of Venice, Francesco Morosini by Filippo Parodi amongst other works. Worth a look...especially on a hot day...
Written 2 July 2017
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LairdandLady4
St Helens, UK1,982 contributions
Church of San Nicolò da Tolentino
Oct 2016 • Couples
Church of San Nicolò da Tolentino :- A small oratory dedicated to St Nicholas of Tolentino was built on this site in 1528 for the use of San Gaetano da Thiene and his followers, the Theatines, who came to Venice following the Sack of Rome. The present church was commissioned from Vincenzo Scamozzi, who was awarded a salary of 50 ducats a year, and work began on the 7th of June 1590. The foundation stone was laid on the 7th of November 1591. In early 1595 the fathers broke their contract with Scamozzi accusing him of using expensive and unsuitable materials. Collapsing pilasters were mentioned. The architect accused the fathers of breaking their contract. The squabble was resolved, the work was continued by the monks themselves, and the church was consecrated on 20th October 1602, although the interior construction and decoration was not finished until 1671. The great classical porch was added to the unfinished façade in 1706-14 by Andrea Tirali using money bequeathed by Alvise da Mosto at his death in 1701 to pay for a family memorial.
In 1780 the fathers gave all their silverware to a chap called Romano who claimed to have perfected a new method for cleaning silver. They never saw it, or him, again.
The church was suppressed in 1810, closing on the 12th of May, but reopened for worship on the 25th of October the same year to replace the closed parish church of Santa Croce, which was later demolished to make way for the garden that eventually became the Giardino Papadopoli, up by Piazzale Roma. The convent is now used by Venice University's Institute of Architecture (see cloister photo below left) having been modernised in 1961-63 by Daniele Calabi, with an entrance by Carlo Scarpa added in 1984.
Written 17 June 2017
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sl0tta
Des Plaines, IL486 contributions
Church begun in 1590 with nice artwork in interior and colums on the front.
Apr 2017 • Couples
We walked here from our hotel. It's a nice little church with columns in the front. It was begun in 1590 and finished in 1602. There are some very nice paintings in the church-my favorite was "St. Jerome Inspired by the Angels" (1629). It was worth the walk.
Written 27 April 2017
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georgestof
Durbanville, South Africa632 contributions
A pleasant surprise
Oct 2016
With its large Corinthian portico (the only one in Venice), this church is worth a quick visit, if one is in the area. Bigger than expected, it is very attractive
Written 8 November 2016
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania20,899 contributions
Interesting look
May 2016 • Family
A church with a look that remembers the greek Parthenon,with its white marble columns.A little different!
Written 30 October 2016
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Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 12:30
  • Mon - Wed 15:30 - 18:00
  • Fri - Sat 15:30 - 18:00


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