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The Chiesa dell'Angelo Raffaele is a church in Venice, northern Italy, located in the Dorsoduro sestiere.HistoryAccording to tradition, this church was one of the eight churches founded in Venice by St Magnus of Oderzo. The church suffered fires in 889, 1106 and 1149, each time being rebuilt. At the beginning of the 17th century the edifice was in poor condition, and was therefore demolished and rebuilt. Works were finished in 1743–49.The church plan is a Greek cross, with the façade facing a minor canal named after the church, rio dell'Angelo Raffaele. The interior houses sculptures by Sebastiano Mariani and Michelangelo Morlaiter. Among the statues is one of the Archangel Raphael leading a boy with a fish; the archangel was a patron saint of fishermen.The center ceiling of the nave and the Baptistry has a decoration by Francesco Fontebasso. The present organ was built in 1821 by the brothers Antonio and Agostino Callido, son of the more famous organ maker, Gaetano Callido. It was restored by Giacomo Bazzani and his sons in 1848, and more recently by the Tamburini family.This small church is in a distant corner of Venice; it is best known for the painted organ doors depicting the Story of Tobias, attributed to the late 18th century vedutista Gianantonio Guardi. While Guardi is also known for his misty lagoon vistas of Venice, in this religious painting the scene explodes with scintillating brushstrokes. It is a parting demonstration that the Venetian school still had a flash of originality. The pittura di tocco (touch painting) world of these paintings exists in a world where clouds and bodies are feathered with color. A last firework of paint dabbed just a few decades before the real blasts of Napoleonic grapeshot were heard by the last Doge.Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Venice fast, fun, and easy.
Campo Sant' Angelo Reviews
We stayed on this square so it was kind of our go to for getting away from the walking and crowds to recharge. Here you can sit in the square at the lovely restaurant/bar and not feel pressured to rus... more »
Dies ist ein sehr schöner Platz gesäumt mit sehr vielen interessanten Gebäuden und noch kaum von Touristen entdeckt. Die Restaurants hier sind empfehlenswert. more »This is a very nice place lined with very many interesting buildings and hardly discovered by tourists. The restaurants here are recommended.
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