Santo Stefano


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Santo Stefano is an Augustinian church, built in the 14th century and altered in the 15th. The façade has a magnificent portal in the florid Gothic style. The large interior, with its splendid ship's-keel roof, is a multicoloured treat, with different marbles used for the columns, capitals, altars and intarsia, and diamond-patterned walls. On the floor is a huge plaque to Doge Morosini (best known for blowing up the Parthenon) and a more modest one to composer Giovanni Gabrieli. On the interior façade to the left of the door is a Renaissance monument by Pietro Lombardo and his sons, decorated with skulls and festoons. In the sacristy are two tenebrous late works by Tintoretto, The Washing of the Feet and The Agony in the Garden (The Last Supper is by the great man's assistants), and three imaginative works by Gaspare Diziani (Adoration of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents).

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Santo Stefano details

San Marco,
campo Santo Stefano

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto Accademia or San Samuele

Telephone 041 522 5061

Santo Stefano website

Open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

Admission Church free. Sacristy €3 (or Chorus, see review for details).