San Gregorio Church

Venice, Italy

San Gregorio is a former church founded in the 9th century and, in the 13th century, it became a Benedictine abbey. In the mid-15th century it was rebuilt to the current appearance under design by Antonio da Cremona. In 1775, after a long period of crisis, the monastery was closed and in 1807, after the Napoleonic occupation of Italy, also the parish church was suppressed. Deconsecrated, it was converted in a mint laboratory and then an art restoration center. It is now closed and not used.

It has a Gothic exterior with an ogival portal, elongated mullioned windows with ogival top, and apse.

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Dorsoduro 170, Venice, Italy
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Asiyah Noemi Koso (10 months ago)
Sestiere Dorsoduro contains another jewel of Venice and that is the church of San Gregorio. The former church of “San Gregorio” is a deconsecrated church of the IX century, located near the Basilica of “Santa Maria della Salute”, behind the Palazzo Genovese. It was founded in the 9th century and, in later years, it became a Benedictine abbey (In 989 it was handed over to the Benedictines of the Abbey of Sant'Ilario). In the mid-15th century it was rebuilt to the current appearance under design by Antonio da Cremona. In 1775, after a long period of crisis, the monastery was closed and in 1807, after the Napoleonic occupation of Italy, its jurisdiction passed to Santa Maria del Rosario (vulgo Gesuati). While the monastery buildings were used as houses, the church was occupied by a mint workshop for a gold refinery. After restoration in the years 1959-60. It was used as a restoration laboratory of the Supervision of the Artistic and Historical Heritage of Venice. It has not been used for a long time today. It has a Gothic exterior with an ogival portal, elongated with interesting mullioned windows ( a mullion is a vertical element that forms a division between units of a window or screen, or is used decoratively ) with ogival top, and apse. The interior still contains beautiful and interesting frescoes.
Metin Esgin (5 years ago)
Interesting old church from 9th century, now used for different purposes. An wxhibition is a good cause to go but it is not a destination.
Metin Esgin (5 years ago)
Interesting old church from 9th century, now used for different purposes. An wxhibition is a good cause to go but it is not a destination.
Oleg Naumov (5 years ago)
Very beautiful church. Real monument of medieval culture and architecture.
Oleg Naumov (5 years ago)
Very beautiful church. Real monument of medieval culture and architecture.
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