The San Marziale Church is situated in the sestiere Cannaregio in Venice. The main attractions in this church built in the 12th century are a statue of the Virgin Mary washed up on the bank in front of the church in the 13th century and the ceiling paintings by Sebastiano Ricci.
San Marziale Church Venice
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Campo San Marziale – Venice (tel. +39 041 719933). Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 16.00 to 18.00. Entrance fee: Free of charge. Public transportation: Vaporetto stops Fondamente Nove, San Marcuola.
History and Description
The San Marziale Church is said to have been built in the 11th century. A restoration took place in the 12th century, after which the church was rededicated, to Marcilliano di Limoges.
The next major reconstruction took place between 1693 and 1721.
The main attraction in the church is a statue of the Virgin Mary on the second altar on the left. This is said to have washed up on the canal bank near the church in 1268.
Although the facade makes an extremely austere impression, the interior is sumptuously decorated, including several Baroque altars.
Sebastiano Ricci was responsible for the ceiling.