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San Tomà (San Toma) is a church which is located in the sestiere of San Polo in Venice, Italy. It stands opposite the Scoletta dei Calegheri.By using our Venice online route planner, you can arrange your visit to Chiesa di San Toma and other attractions in Venice.
The church is named after San Tommaso Apostolo (Saint Thomas the Apostle). A church on the site dates back to the tenth century, the present orientation was set in 1395, and the exterior and much of the interior decorations are due to reconstructions in the 16th and 17th centuries. For example, The Baroque architecture layout we see today was completed in 1652 by Giuseppe Sardi, using a design originally by Baldassare Longhena. The church was reinforced and the facade decorated with two statues in 1742 by Francesco Bognolo. Presently, the church is used for practice of Roman Catholic, Neocatechumenal Way services and functions.
Few of the movable interior decorations remain. The main altar once had statues of Saints Thomas and Peter (1616) sculpted in marbel by Girolamo Campagna. It once had two altarpieces by Palma Vecchio: a Madonna and Child with St Francis and John the Baptist and a St Mark and St. Aniano. It also had a main altarpiece depicting Crucifixion Scene by Andrea Vicentino, who also had a number of other works inside the church. Frescoed on the walls of the nave and still extant is a depiction of the Martyrdom of St Thomas by Jacopo Guarana and an altarpiece of the Incredulity of St Thomas by Antonio Zanchi remains.
High on an outside wall, is the sarcophagus of Giovanni Priuli, a 14th-century war hero and senator. He lies with his feet resting on a small dog. On the left side above a portal, is a 15th-century relief of the Madonna della Misericordia (Our Lady of Mercy).
Chiesa di San Toma Reviews
Se ubica justo enfrente de la Scoletta dei Calegheri. Es una iglesia que sufrió algunas reconstrucciones en los siglos XVI AL XVII. Tiene una arquitectura barroca con estatuas que adornan su blanca... more »It is located directly opposite the Scoletta dei Calegheri. It is a church that underwent some reconstructions in the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries. It has a baroque architecture with statues that adorn its white...
Bella Chiesa che si trova in Campo San Toma’, nel Sestiere di San Paolo, eretta, nel 973, ed intitolata ai Santi Sergio e Bacco. Subì varie ristrutturazioni e, nel 1538, divenne parrocchia dedicata a.... more »Beautiful Church located in Campo San Toma', in the Sestiere of Sao Paulo, erected, in 973, and named after the Saints Sergio and Bacchus. It underwent various renovations and, in 1538, became a parish dedicated to...
Beautiful church. We just happen to walk by and went inside. Really good we did. It has a simple outside but a beautiful inside.
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