The last refuge of the queen
San Salvador church in Venice, located close to Rialto at the entrance to the busy Mercerie road, was built in XVI-XVII century, a bright example of Renaissance art in Venice. It hosts paintings by Titian and by his elder brother Francesco Vecellio.
A few famous Venetians have been buried inside San Salvador church, such as Caterina Cornaro, queen of Cyprus in the XV century, who was forced to abdicate in favour of the Republic of Venice in 1489; she then enjoyed a pleasant retirement in the Venetian mainland and died in Venice. Her monument in San Salvador church represents her while giving her kingdom to Venice doge.
San Salvador church today is also a popular venue for classical music concerts, and guards a magnificent XVI century organ.
- San Marco 4835, Campo San Salvador, 30124 - Venezia
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- Water bus Line 1, 2, N | Rialto