A church for relics
San Tomà church in Venice is dedicated to Saint Thomas; it dates back to X century but was reconstructed several times in the following centuries. In Middle and Modern Age, when the worship of saints’ relics was a central issue in Catholic faith and practice, this church is said to have contained thousands of holy bodies and parts of them.
On the outside left wall, there is a marble relief of XV century representing the Madonna della Misericordia, probably brought here from the church of Santa Maria della Carità (which is now part of the Accademia museum complex).
San Tomà church is located on the homonym square, just beside the lovely Scoletta dei Calegheri (the ancient association of shoemakers). Water bus stop: San Tomà, on the Grand Canal.
- San Polo 2864/a, 30125 - Venezia
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