San Marcuola


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There was no such person as St Marcuola; the name is a local mangling of the over-complicated santi Ermagora e Fortunato, two early martyrs. The church, designed by 18th-century architect Giorgio Massari, has been beautifully restored - its gleaming interior comes as a surprise after the unfinished brick façade. It contains some vigorous statues by Gianmaria Morlaiter and, in the chancel, a Last Supper (1547) by Tintoretto, his first (but by no means last) treatment of the subject; the layout is uncharacteristically symmetrical but indications of the later Tintoretto can be seen in the restless movements of the disciples and the background figures. Opposite is a 17th-century copy of another Tintoretto (Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples).

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San Marcuola details

campo San Marcuola

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto San Marcuola

Telephone 041 713 872

Open 10am-noon, 5-6pm Mon-Sat.