Chiesa di San Trovaso
Chiesa di San Trovaso
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Asiyah Noemi K
By Asiyah Noemi K
Beautiful church
5.0 of 5 bubblesMar 2021
In the beautiful part of Venice sestiere Dorsoduro is this beautiful church, Chiesa dei santi Gervasio e Protasio. The church dates to at least the 1028. The present church was rebuilt by 1584. The architect was Francesco Smeraldi. The church was consecrated in 1637. It has two Palladian facades, almost identical, one facing the square and the other facing the canal and is characterized by large windows. The name St Trovaso comes from the Venetian combination of two saints names, St Gervasio and St Protasio. According to legend the church’s two entrances served to keep two rival families, the Castellani and the Nicolotti, apart. In the chancel are two interesting canvases, "Adoration of the Magi" and "Expulsion of Joachim from the Temple" (before 1587) by Domenico Tintoretto, brought here from the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The left rear chapel, commissioned by Antonio Milledonne, has a "Temptations of Saint Anthony Abbot" by Jacopo Tintoretto. In addition the "St. Chrysogonus on Horseback" (c. 1444) was painted by Michele Giambono. The Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento has a "Last Supper" by the elder Tintoretto companied by a copy of "Christ washing the feet of the disciples" by the same painter. The original is now housed in the National Gallery in London. "The Last Supper" is shown on the Expo 2015, in the pavilion of the Vatican City. The second chapel to the right has a "Madonna and child in Glory" by Palma il Giovane. In the surrounding square one can see a typical Venetian well with clay containers that served to filter rain water into the well. Beside the church is a ‘squero’, a boat building yard, one of the last to remain in Venice and where gondolas and traditional Venetian boats are built.

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Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
In the beautiful part of Venice sestiere Dorsoduro is this beautiful church, Chiesa dei santi Gervasio e Protasio. The church dates to at least the 1028. The present church was rebuilt by 1584. The architect was Francesco Smeraldi. The church was consecrated in 1637. It has two Palladian facades, almost identical, one facing the square and the other facing the canal and is characterized by large windows. The name St Trovaso comes from the Venetian combination of two saints names, St Gervasio and St Protasio. According to legend the church’s two entrances served to keep two rival families, the Castellani and the Nicolotti, apart. In the chancel are two interesting canvases, "Adoration of the Magi" and "Expulsion of Joachim from the Temple" (before 1587) by Domenico Tintoretto, brought here from the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The left rear chapel, commissioned by Antonio Milledonne, has a "Temptations of Saint Anthony Abbot" by Jacopo Tintoretto. In addition the "St. Chrysogonus on Horseback" (c. 1444) was painted by Michele Giambono. The Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento has a "Last Supper" by the elder Tintoretto companied by a copy of "Christ washing the feet of the disciples" by the same painter. The original is now housed in the National Gallery in London. "The Last Supper" is shown on the Expo 2015, in the pavilion of the Vatican City. The second chapel to the right has a "Madonna and child in Glory" by Palma il Giovane. In the surrounding square one can see a typical Venetian well with clay containers that served to filter rain water into the well. Beside the church is a ‘squero’, a boat building yard, one of the last to remain in Venice and where gondolas and traditional Venetian boats are built.
Written March 10, 2021
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roadsideshop
Kirkwall, UK2,275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Came across this peacefull medium sized church with amazing stained glass windows by pure accident. Worth the little visit. There is a large square out side the front with a well in the middle. There is also a small boat yard with Gondolas. All could be worth a visit.
Written July 23, 2022
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ctrunfree
Fitzroy, Australia6,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
A Church honouring two Saints (Gervasius and Protasius, which slurred together somehow comes out as Trovaso in Venetian dialect), its well worth a visit for its double entrances (to keep feuding families apart) and its impressive interior, including a few Tintorettos, although the lace curtains on some windows strikes a bit of a discordant note. There's a decent wine shop just across the canal, and the gondola repair shop is right nearby. Entry is free.
Written March 26, 2014
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spiinyynorman
Gabriola Island, Canada96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
While this church is well worth a visit just on it's own merits, an evening of sacred music made it rather special indeed. It was part of a series of 4 Sacred Music Concerts held in December.
The night I attended featured a guest soloist on the church organ accompanied by a fellow performing Gregorian chants. Sublimely beautiful music with the perfect acoustics of the church.
Yet another reason to visit the city in December.
Written January 9, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Chiesa di San Trovaso is a lovely church and the site dates back to the early 11th century. The outside is not great looking, but inside you will be amazed by some of the most beautiful works of art by some incredibly talented artists. One such work is The Last Supper, by Tintoretto, as well as other wonderful works.
Written August 7, 2017
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This church, which is not on the Chorus Pass and is free to enter, houses works by Domenico and Jacopo Tintoretto. There is a Last Supper by D. Tintoretto and a Temptations of St. Anthony Abbot by Jacopo Tintoretto.There are also works by Palma Il Giovane. It would be a nice, quiet, cool stop on a busy summer day in Venice.
Written April 13, 2017
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
This large church on bank of small canal in Dorsoduro district. Built in 1584 not as ornate inside as others but boasts a painting by Tintoretto.
Written March 10, 2019
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Situated along a canal and with a huge square in front is San Travaso. The rear of the gondola makers shop faces the square. The church has 2 main entrances – canal side and square side. We heard music, went in and enjoyed an impromptu concert. The church was a peaceful and serene place that day – virtually empty. We were treated to a truly beautiful concert – the organist was practicing. It is a nice example of architecture built in Palladian style. Inside, you’ll find works by both Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto along with Palma il Giovane.
Written August 29, 2015
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marekhiaro
Vienna, Austria7,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It is located in the Dorsoduro district, also on the Campo of the same name. It is part of the Chorus circuit and you can enter for free with the Venezia City Pass (52.90 euros). It has a double facade and the interior has a single nave. Among the works present there is Tintoretto's Last Supper.
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