di San Geremia - Campo San Geremia, Canaregio 334 - Venice
The Church of San Geremia is located within the Sestiere di Canaregio near the Station area and at the end of the lively Lista di Spagna where Campo San Geremia opens, leading to the entrance to the place of worship.
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History of the Church of San Geremia of Venice
The church, founded in the 11th century, was rebuilt in the 13th and consecrated in 1292 and, of these centuries, the exposed brick bell tower is still preserved, while the facades are nineteenth century.
The Greek cross plant – clearly inspired by the Salute model – was designed by the architect, Carlo Corbellini from Brescia; the altars contain eighteenth-century paintings such as The Death of St. Joseph by Francesco Maggiotto, The Virgin who attends the coronation of Venice by Jacopo Palma il Giovane; while on the main altar stands two statues – St. Peter and the Prophet Jeremiah – sculpted in 1798 by Torretti (Giovanni Ferrari).
The church is famous in Venice and throughout the world for housing the remains of St. Lucy that arrived in the city after the terrible episode of the sacking of Constantinople by the Venetians in 1204. The remains were first placed in the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, then in those of Santa Lucia which, however, was demolished to make room in the Fascist era at the Station of Santa Lucia.
In the part overlooking the Grand Canal you can read the following inscription:
VERGIN OF SIRACUSA
MARTY OF CHRIST
IN THIS TIME
TO ITALY TO THE WORLD
How to get to the Church of San Geremia of Venice
The Church of San Geremia is located in Campo San Geremia next to Lista di Spagna, a lively area of strong passage, inside the Sestiere di Canaregio. The building can be easily reached on foot from the station area in a few minutes.
By vaporetto the nearest stop is that of the Station or the Guglie.
Useful information for the visit
Hours: from 7. 15 a. m. to 12 noon and from 3 p. m. to 7. 30 p. m.
All the churches of the Sestiere of Canaregio in Venice