Oratorio dei Crociferi


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Founded in the 13th century by Doge Renier Zeno, the oratory is a sort of primitive scuola, with the familiar square central meeting hall but without the quasi-masonic ceremonial trappings. Palma il Giovane's colourful cycle of paintings shows Pope Anacletus instituting the order of the Crociferi (cross-bearers), and dwells on the pious life of Doge Pasquale Cicogna, who was a fervent supporter of the order.

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Oratorio dei Crociferi details

Cannaregio 4905,
campo dei Gesuiti

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto Fondamente Nove

Telephone 041 270 2464

Open by appointment; call 041 271 9012.