Scuola Grande dei Carmini

The seat of the fraternity of the same name, which is still active today, was built in the seventeenth century. Besides its architectural importance and beauty, the palace is also renowned for its art collection: its rooms, all of which are open to visitors, have been left as they were and house important art works by famous Venetian masters, such as Tiepolo. Religious and cultural events are also held here.

The school "Scuola Grande dei Carmini" was built around the second half of the 17th century (1668–1670) by Baldassare Longhena.

The ceiling and the walls on the first floor are decorated with frescoes by Niccolò Bambini. The vast stairs take you to the upper floor where the "Sala Capitolare" is located. The ceiling of the room is divided into 9 parts containing magnificent canvases by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Tiepolo was commissioned for this project in 1739 and he managed to finish it many years later (1743–49). The central canvas illustrates the Virgin surrounded by allegoric images and angels.

Address: Dorsoduro, 2617
Phone: 041 5289420
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 12pm, 3pm – 6pm
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