Gems of Gothic and Renaissance Architecture in Venice can be found in the district of Cannaregio and Castello. This is where you can see 3 veritable gems: the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, the Confraternity of San Marco and the largest church in the city, SS. Giovanni e Paolo. The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli was built at the end of the 15th C, so as to preserve a small wooden panel representing the Virgin Mary which was regarded as miraculous. This tiny church was for centuries long the destination of pilgrims and features a stunning interior lavishly decorated with precious marbles, truly one of a kind.
Two more Gems of Gothic and Renaissance Architecture in Venice are not far from the Miracoli Church. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo is one of the favorite destination for Venetians who indulge sitting in this lovely square sipping coffee and chatting. It all looks almost like a theatrical set, framed by remarkable buildings. Furthermore, SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the largest church in the city, was built for the Dominican monks in the 14th C. This was where the funerary ceremonies of the city governors were celebrated, following a nightly solemn procession. As a result, it’s always being known as the Pantheon of the doges.
Adjacent is the Scuola Grande di San Marco, an extraordinary example of local early Renaissance architecture: this was the house to a secular confraternity, known as scuole in Venice, the members of which were wealthy merchants committed to philanthropy. The interior is lavishly decorated and reflects the wealth of the patrons.
DURATION: 2 hrs
TOUR PRICE: € 150,00
Church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo: € 3,00 p.p
Church of St. Maria dei Miracoli Church: € 3,00 p.p
THE PRICE OF GOTHIC AND RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE IN VENICE INCLUDES
- The service of a qualified English speaking guide for 2 hours
The tour price is not per person, it is for a party of 1 to 8 participants, and does not include admission fees or transportation costs when applicable.
Admission fees to monuments and sites are expressed per person.
Should your party exceed 8 participants, please contact us for a quote.