Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), Venice

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The Chiesa di San Giuliano, commonly called San Zulian in the Venetian dialect, is a church in Venice. San Zulian is in the parish of San Salvador.It is situated on the Merceria, the main shopping street of the city. Originally a structure from the 9th century; it underwent a number of reconstructions, including likely after the 1105 fire of the neighborhood. The façade was constructed in 1553-1554 by Jacopo Sansovino, and completed after his death in 1570 by Alessandro Vittoria.The flattened classical temple façade was paid for by the scholar Tommaso Rangone, whose bronze seated portrait appears above the door. In his hands, the physician Rangone holds sarsaparilla and guaiacum, two plants which he used to treat syphilis and yellow fever. The reliefs also depict a map of the world as was known at his death. As befitting his broad-ranging interests in classic texts, the flanking inscriptions are in Latin, Greek and Hebrew text.The interior was also designed by Sansovino, and the church consecrated in 1580.Main artworksFacade Elements of San Zulian Interior Girolamo Campagna (terracotta figures of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene and a marble altar panel in the chapel to the left of the high altar) Palma the Younger (St Julian in Glory on the central panel of the ceiling) Paolo Veronese (Pietà with SS Roch, Jerome and Mark on the south wall) The upper walls are painted by Leonardo Corona, Giovanni Fiammingo, and Palma. Organ from 1764 opus 12 by Gaetano Callido
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  • Unexpectedly and surprisingly beautiful. When you ride around Venice you can enter hundreds of churches one more beautiful than the other! San Zulian is really beautiful!
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  • Venice is a labyrinth in which, when you get lost, you find glimpses of rare beauty. This is the case of San Zulian (Giuliano), found by chance turning to the wrong calle. Beautiful and adorned, it deserves for the beautiful ceiling ("The triumph of San Giuliano" by Palma the Younger) and an extraordinary pala del Veronese. Admission free.
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  • A great church with a great facade. Having taken a BIG effort to find its location on Saturday evening and to read the notice on the bulletin board outside that English Mass was to be Sunday at 10:30 ---- it was extremely disappointing to get there the next morning and find 'no mass'. Though websites may not be updated the bulletin notice boards should be.
  • No Masses in English on the island of Venice. Including San Zulian. Information is old
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