Discover the secrets of Venetian churches
Churches of Venice are a treasure of cultural heritage, each of them being unique in its history and art.
In this section you will find short presentations on the main churches of Venice. Many of them are open for visits, others look permanently closed or have been deconsacrated and are now used for other purposes. Some of Venetian churches are world-famous, while others are more quite and almost forgotten by visitors.
Romanic, Gothic, Neoclassical or Baroque, Venetian churches are definitely an open art book, delighting visitors’ eyes with their white marbles and intense paintings.
Beside a good guide book and an open spirit ready to be captivated, we recommend to wear always appropriate clothes to visit churches in Venice, as visitors may otherwise be denied access.
San Geremia (Church)
San Geremia church in Venice, rebuilt in XVIII century, is actually dedicated to two saints: San Geremia and Santa Lucia (St. Lucy). A church dedicated to her already existed on…
San Giacometto (Church)
San Giacometto church in Rialto is traditionally considered the oldest church in Venice, some even say that it was consacrated in 421. However, it was partially rebuilt in the following…
San Giacomo Dall’Orio (Church)
San Giacomo dall'Orio church was named after Orio family, or maybe after a lauro (bay three) which was growing here when the church was built in X or XI century.…
San Giobbe (Church)
San Giobbe church in Venice was established in 1378 as an oratory and hospice for poor people; it was only in 1450 that the construction of the today's church was…
San Giorgio dei Greci (Church)
San Giorgio dei Greci church was attended by the numerous Greek community of Venice. Greek community was the second foreign community in Venice after Jews, Greek immigration having been fueled…
San Giorgio Maggiore (Church)
San Giorgio Maggiore church stays on the homonym island, in front of Saint Mark's basin and beside Giudecca island. The facade is a XVI century design by Palladio, to replace…
San Giovanni Battista in Bragora (Church)
The church of San Giovanni Battista in Bragora, also popularly known just as Bragora church, stays in the homonym, lovely square not far from Saint Mark. It has a Gothic…
San Giovanni Crisostomo (Church)
San Giovanni Grisostomo, the last work of architect Codussi, is an important example of Renaissance style, characterized by the search for harmonious proportions in the exterior features. Despite this Renaissance…
San Giovanni Novo / San Zaninovo (Church)
San Zaninovo church is dedicated to Saint John: its real name is actually San Giovanni Nuovo, mispronounced in Venetian. In order to distinguish it from other churches with the same…
San Gregorio (Church)
San Gregorio church in Venice was founded in IX century and became a Benedictine abbey in XII. Suppressed by Napoleon, it later served as a workshop for the Zecca (mint) and…