Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario

sights / Religious

Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario information

Venice , Italy
Ruga Vecchia di San Giovanni 477
San Polo
Getting there
Ferry: Rialto-Mercato
admission €3, or with Chorus Pass free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat
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Hunkering modestly behind skimpy T-shirt kiosks is this soaring Renaissance brick church, built by Scarpagnino after a disastrous fire in 1514 destroyed much of the Rialto area. Cross the darkened threshhold to witness flashes of Renaissance genius: Titian's tender St John the Almsgiver (freshly restored and returned from the Accademia) and gloriously restored dome frescoes of frolicking angels by Pordenone.