A morning stroll along the canals

Santa Maria Formosa

Formally known as the Church of the Purification of Mary, this church was erected in 1492 and designed by Mauro Codussi, who is also often credited with designing the Torre dell’Orologio on the Piazza San Marco.

The church sits on the site of a previous church which itself dated to the 7th century, and which was, according to tradition, one of the eight churches founded by San Magno, a 7th-century saint famous for founding churches and being Bishop of Oderzo.

I unfortunately did not go inside, so I while I can’t speak for its interior, I can tell you it’s located in a charming square called Campo Santa Maria Formosa in the Castello district of Venice.

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