Church of Tolentini, Venice

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Church of San Nicolò da Tolentino
Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino (Venice).jpg
Facade on Campo dei Tolentini.
Basic information
Location Venice, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°26′15″N 12°19′20″E / 45.4374°N 12.3221°E / 45.4374; 12.3221
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Venice
Architectural description
Architect(s) Vincenzo Scamozzi
Architectural type Church
Completed 1714

The Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino, commonly known as the Tolentini, is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. It lies in a Campo of the same name and along the Rio dei Tolentini, near the Giardino Papadopoli.

History[edit]

Venice had been the home of the Theatines order in the city. The Theatines arrived in Venice in 1527 after the Sack of Rome. The church dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino was begun in 1590 by Vincenzo Scamozzi. The relationship between Scamozzi and his patrons was stormy, and the church was finally completed only in 1714. It is a large church with a huge freestanding Corinthian portico, the only one in Venice, designed by Andrea Tirali.

The Tolentini is a parish church of the Vicariate of San Polo-Santa Croce-Dorsoduro. The church contains the tomb of Doge Giovanni I Corner, Francesco Corner, Giovanni II Corner, and Paolo Renier. The funereal monument of the Patriarch of Venice, Francesco Morosini (d.1678) in the chancel, was completed by the Genovese sculptor Filippo Parodi. The baroque organ was constructed by Pietro Nacchini in 1754.

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