di Santa Maria dei Miracoli - Campiello dei Miracoli, Canaregio - Venice
The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli is located within the Sestiere di Canaregio in its easternmost part now close to the area of San Marco. The building overlooks the Campiello and the Rio of the same name, surprising the passer-by with its typically Renaissance magneficence.
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History of the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli of Venice
Santa Maria dei Miracoli was erected between 1481 and 1489 on the design of Pietro Lombardo to give a worthy place to the Icon of the Virgin among the Saints, which had been venerated since 1408 for its thaumaturgical powers.
The church, which was then connected to the adjoining convent – now private homes – by a bridge, became one of the greatest examples of Venetian architectural renaissance: the polychrome marbles, the false portico along the sides, the semicircular pediment.
The interior, organized in a single nave with a barrel vault, is dominated by the staircase that leads to the main altar completely decorated with statues of Tullio Lombardo, Alessandro Vittoria and Nicolò di Pietro, while the vault is divided into fifty coffers decorated with the faces of the Prophets and Patriarchs by Gerolamo Pennacchi, Vincenzo dalle Destre and Lactantius from Rimini.
How to get to the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli of Venice
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta dei Jesuiti is located in Campiello dei Miracoli, opposite the largest Campo di Santa Maria Nova, in the Sestiere di Canaregio and is easily reached on foot from the Rialto area with a few minutes walk.
By vaporetto the nearest stops are Rialto and Ca' D’Oro.
Useful information for the visit
Hours: from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ticket office closes at 4.20 p.m.)
All the churches of the Sestiere of Canaregio in Venice
Tickets: entrance fee ticket Chorus.