Chiesa di San Zaccaria
- Campo San Zaccaria 4693
- 041 522 12 57
- 10am-noon & 4-6pm Mon-Sat, 4-6pm Sun
Lonely Planet review for Chiesa di San Zaccaria
When 15th-century Venetian girls preferred sailors to saints, they often had to do a penitential stint at the convent adjoining this remarkable church. A hotchpotch of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and baroque, it represents centuries of the wealth of disgruntled parents. Don't miss Bellini's melancholy Virgin or Tiepolo's version of the flight into Egypt via Venetian-style boat. For €1, you can also visit hidden chapels and the waterlogged, 10th-century foundations.