di Santa Maria di Nazareth or Scalzi - Fondamenta
degli Scalzi, Canaregio 54 - Venice
The Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth or degli Scalzi in Venice is located within the Sestiere di Canaregio a few steps from the Santa Lucia Station exit. The building overlooks the Fondamenta of the same name in front of the Grand Canal where the Ponte degli Scalzi rises.
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History of the Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth or Scalzi of Venice
The Discalced Carmelite friars purchased the land in 1646 and in 1660 began the construction of the church dedicated to Santa Maria di Nazareth, recovering the cult from an image of the Virgin brought here by the Lazzareto Vecchio, then called Santa Maria di Nazareth.
The project is due to Baldassare Longhena, recognizable in his baroque language. The building was definitively consecrated in 1705.
The altars have many eighteenth-century paintings but the church is famous for its ceiling entirely frescoed by Tiepolo and unfortunately damaged during the bombings. The remains of the Transport of Loreto’s house and other surviving details of the ceiling are now preserved in the Gallerie dell’Accademia.
Since 10 May 2015, the restoration of the green area surrounding the church has been completed, allowing the reopening to the public of one of the most fascinating places in Venice: the Mystical Garden, an oasis of biodiversity of the lagoon city that houses all the floral essences typical of the Venetian habitat.
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How to get to the Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth or Scalzi 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 7 am to 1 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.45 pm.
All the churches of the Sestiere of Canaregio in Venice
Tickets: entrance fee ticket Chorus.