Church of Servi
The façade of the church.
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The Chiesa di S. Maria dei Servi, or I Servi as it is locally known, was founded in the year 1316 and is a Catholic church.
Construction of Santa Maria dei Servi took over 140 years and was finally completed in 1474. The size of the church is quiet large and was designed to compete with the Church of San Zanipolo and the Church of I Frari. In the late 18th century, a devastating fire nearly destroyed the church. Both the church and monastery were closed in 1812 by Napoleon. The buildings were then used as a charitable instate for women and later expanded to a school for young girls. The institute is now a student hostel.
Structure of Building
The image below depicts the floor plan of I Servi, 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