The San Nicola da Tolentino Church is located in the sestiere Santa Croce in Venice. The adjacent monastery is now the seat of the architecture faculty of the city’s university.
San Nicola da Tolentino Church Venice
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address : Campo dei Tolentini – Venice (tel. +39 041 5228061). Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 12:00 and from 16:30 to 18:30; Sunday, from 16:30 to 18:30. Entrance fee: Free of charge.
History and description
The San Nicola da Tolentino Church was built in the exact spot where an oratory dedicated to the same saint used to be.
The sanctuary was designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1591. The same architect was also responsible for its construction, which lasted from 1591 to 1602.
Andrea Tirali subsequently completed the unfinished facade between 1706 and 1714. The pronaos he designed, with its six Corinthian columns, is a precursor to the neo-classical architectural style.
The interior is graced by several 17th century paintings.
The cloister belonging to the church is nowadays the seat of the University Institute of Architecture.