Santa Maria Rosario Church

In this chapter we discuss one of the symbolic buildings of Venezia, sumptuous and evocative, the Santa Maria Rosario Church.

Santa Maria Rosario Church

The Santa Maria Rosario Church, more commonly known as the “I Gesuati”, was built by the Dominicans, who took possession of the place in the seventeenth century, when the order of the Gesuati was suppressed, (not to be confused with the Jesuits of the Cannaregio District). The current church was built in 1743 by Giorgio Massari and decorated with exuberant elements in baroque and rococo style.

The imposing exterior façade reflects that of the Church of the Redeemer at the Giudecca. Inside, on the ceiling, we find the frescoes by Gianbattista Tiepolo depicting events from the life of San Domenico. Along the left aisle we find "The Crucifixion" by Tintoretto and finally "San Domenico" and "Vision of the saints Ludovico Bertrando, Vincenzo Ferreri and Giacinto".

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