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San Pietro Martire – Murano

Located on Murano, one of the most beautiful islands around Venice, the church of St. Peter Martyr was founded in 1348. Almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1474, it was rebuilt in 1511 in the Renaissance style that still characterises it today.

The façade boasts an exemplary portal surmounted by an enormous rose window.

Several important works are on display inside the church, including The Baptism of Christ attributed by many to Tintoretto, Giovanni Bellini’s The Assumption of the Virgin with Saints and his majestic Barbarigo Altarpiece, as well as Paolo Veronese’s Saint Jerome in the Desert and St. Agatha in Prison Visited by St. Peter and an Angel.

Also noteworthy are the splendid chapel of the Venetian noble family, Ballarin, and the outer courtyard’s distinctive portico.

Chiesa di San Pietro Martire
Campiello Micheli, 3
30141 Murano (VE) – Italy
Tel. +39 041 739704
www.sandonatomurano.it

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