San Stae

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Church of San Stae
Chiesa di San Stae Venezia Facciata.jpg
Basic information
Location Venice, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°26′29″N 12°19′50″E / 45.44139°N 12.33056°E / 45.44139; 12.33056
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Venice
Architectural description
Architect(s) Domenico Rossi
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Completed 17th century

San Stae is a church in central Venice, in the sestiere of Santa Croce.

Interior of San Stae

San Stae, an abbreviation for Saint Eustachius, was founded at the beginning of the 11th century and reconstructed in the 17th century, and has a main facade (1709) on the Grand Canal of Venice, constructed by Domenico Rossi, and richly decorated with statuary by Giuseppe Torretto, Antonio Tarsia, Pietro Baratta, and Antonio Corradini.

The interior has a tomb for the Mocenigo family. The right wall contains altars with works by Niccolò Bambini, Giuseppe Camerata, and Antonio Balestra. The three chapels on the left house works by Giuseppe Torretto, Pietro Baratta, Francesco Migliori, and Jacopo Amigoni. The roof of the presbytery has a ceiling decorated with a large canvas by Bartolomeo Letterini, while the walls have canvases by Giuseppe Angeli and small canvases dedicated to the Apostles, including a Martyrdom of St. Bartholemew (1721) (right lower) by a young Giambattista Tiepolo; a Martyrdom of St. James the Greater by Giambattista Piazzetta; and a Liberation of St. Peter by Sebastiano Ricci (left lower). The sacristy contains a Death of Christ by Pietro della Vecchia and a Trajan orders Sant'Eustachio to pray to the idols by Giambattista Pittoni.

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