The San Pantalon Church is located in the Dorsoduro district of Venice. Originally built in the 9th century, but radically rebuilt several times, the ceiling of this church is where Gian Antonio Fumani created the largest painting on canvas in the world.
San Pantalon Church Venice
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address : Campo San Pantalon – Venice (tel. +39 041 5235893). Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 16:00 – 18:00; Sunday, 17:00 – 18:00. Entrance fee: Free of charge.
History and description
The San Pantalon Church probably originally dates back to the 9th century. At that time, in addition to San Pantaleone, it was also dedicated to Santa Giuliana.
In the 13th century the church was reconstructed, with a basilical floor plan with three naves. The façade was moved to the canal side.
The current version of the church was built between 1668 and 1704 by Francesco Comin. The façade of this church, whose orientation is rotated 90 degrees, was not completed.
A special feature of the San Pantalon Church is its ceiling. Here is the largest painting on canvas in the world, covering 440 m2. Gian Antonio Fumani painted this “Martyrdom and Glory of San Pantalon” in 1704.