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Saints Gervasio and Protasio Church
Dorsoduro 1098 Campo S. Trovaso, 30123 Venezia, Italy

Venice, Italy

"The church of San Trovaso (contraction of the names of the two saints whom it is dedicated, Gervasio and Protasio) was founded in the ninth century. rebuilt several times, took its present shape with the rebuilding done after the fire of 1583. Also Attributed to Palladio, the structure is probably due to the student Francesco Smeraldi. The building has two similar facades, characterized by large thermal windows.  The plan of the church is a Latin cross with a single nave with side chapels and short presbytery apse.  The ceiling is vaulted."  - La Nuova di Venezia e Mrstra (online Jan. 2017)

Sixteenth Century Renaissance style church

Pedimented roof  with block modillion supports  ...  Top of thermal windows  ...  Flanking Corinthian pilasters

Thermal windows

Corinthian pilaster flanked by S scroll buttress

Corinthian pilaster capital

Pedimented roof  with block modillion supports  ...  Roman Ionic columns and  pilasters  (detailed below:) ...  Ancone keystone

Roman Ionic columns and  pilasters


Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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