Church of San Michele
The façade of the church.
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The San Michele, or San Michele as it is locally known, was founded in the year 1221 and is a Catholic church.
San Michele in Isola was originally founded in the 10th century, and later consecrated in in 1221. A monastery was built in 1212 and housed Camaldolite monks for over six hundred years. The most famous monk to be housed at the monastery was Fra Mario Capellari, who would become Pope Gregory XVI. The Renaissance style façade seen today was completed in 1478 by Mauro Codussi, a builder who would later construct several famous buildings in Venice. The Istrian stone used on the church's façade would influence many future Venetian churches.
Structure of Building
The image below depicts the floor plan of San Michele, including the location of the Church Floor Artifacts.
- ↑ Lorenzetti, Giulio. “Venice and its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide” Edizoni LINT S.R.L. Italy. 1994.
- ↑ Cotton, Jeff. “Churches of Venice” 2012. http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/index.htm