Church of Santa Maria Formosa
The façade of the church.
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The Chiesa di S. Maria Formosa, or Santa Maria Formosa as it is locally known, was founded in the year 864 and is a Catholic church.
Santa Maria Formosa was the first church in the city of Venice to be dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the 7th century. The church was rebuilt twice, once in the 11th century and again in the 15th century. Santa Maria Formosa has two facades, one facing the campo and another facing the canal, that were begun in the mid-16th century. The façades were not completed until the 1990s when Venice in Peril renovated both the interior and exterior.
Structure of Building
The image below depicts the floor plan of Santa Maria Formosa, 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