The San Samuele Church is located in the sestiere San Marco in Venice. Highlights include the painted panel that has the Vergine Ortocosta as its theme and a painting by Veronese. Nowadays, this former church is only used for cultural events.
San Samuele Church Venice
Address, opening hours and admission
Address : Campo San Samuele 30124 – Venice (tel. +39 041 5225061). Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Closed: Sunday. Entrance: Free. Public transportation: Lines 1, 2, 10 and Alilaguna Blu.
History and description
The first version of the San Samuele Church was built towards the end of the 11th century by the Boldù family.
After the fire of 1168, it was rebuilt and dedicated to the prophet Samuel.
In 1685, a new reconstruction gave it its present appearance.
The main attraction of the church is the so-called Vergine Ortocosta, a panel venerated by Byzantine emperors. It is in Venice since 1541.
Other works of art include a 16th century crucifix by Paolo Veneziano and the fresco cycle in the apse. Veneziano used to live around the corner from the church (Salizada San Samuele, 3338).
Today the church has been deconsecrated and is only used for cultural events.