• Visit includes:

    Carmini Scuola and church, St. Margherita campo

  • Facilities:

    pick up at the hotel

  • Cost:

    all tours are customized on client’s requests, so is the fee.

  • Tailor made tour available:

    a visit of the Gesuati church with a nice walk at the Zattere; the museum of Ca’ Rezzonico.

     

  • Duration:

    2 hours

     

The Tour

Slightly hidden, in the bustle of St. Margherita campo, the Scuola has an incredible treasure of paintings and decorative art like statues, rich marble floors, immaculate stuccoes and carved wooden frames. In particular, it’s famous for the masterpieces by the famous painter Giambattista Tiepolo, which still decorate the ceiling of the main room.

Scuola dei Carmini

Built during the 17th c., the Scuola received the title of “Grande”, “big”, from the Venetian government for the important works of charity and for the number of members.

The interior was decorated by many artists of the 17th and 18th c., in a crescendo of beauty and richness up to the great virtuosity of Giambattista Tiepolo who painted a pictorial cycle for the ceiling of the upper floor.

Chiesa dei Carmini

The church is an interesting example of the mixture of styles which characterized the whole city.

Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococò, with the presence of famous artists such as Giambattista Cima da Conegliano and Lorenzo Lotto.

St. Margherita campo

Big, lively, local: St Margherita is a perfect place for a relaxing break seated down in one of the numerous cafè. The word “campo” means “field”: in the past not all Venice was paved and the campo was a place in beaten earth and grass. The word is still in use, to differentiate the only “piazza”, “square”, St. Mark’s, from the other beautiful open space, like St. Margherita.

Tailor made tour available

If you like the art of Giambattista Tiepolo and, in general, the Venetian 18th c., the tour can be extended with a visit of Ca’ Rezzonico, huge architecture which houses the museum of that century.

Not far from the Carmini, a nice walking tour can lead to another church frescoed by Tiepolo, the Gesuati, at the Zattere. Or, simply, the tour can continue with a walk from Dorsoduro back to St. Mark’s district.