Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Carmini (Church of St. Mary of the Carmine), Venice

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Carmini (Church of St. Mary of the Carmine), Venice

Also known as Santa Maria dei Carmelo, this church was constructed in the 14th century but has undergone significant modifications over time. The most notable external feature is the tall bell tower, which was skillfully straightened in 1688 to correct its precarious lean. The interior is spacious, solemn, and lavishly adorned, with gilded statues embellishing the nave, and a series of paintings depicting the history of the Carmelite Order.

The church houses two noteworthy paintings in its side altars. Cima da Conegliano's "Adoration of the Shepherds" (circa 1509) can be found in the second altar on the right (don't forget to bring coins for the light meter). In the second altar on the left, there is Lorenzo Lotto's "Saint Nicholas of Bari with Saints Lucy and John the Baptist" (circa 1529). This artwork showcases the artist's religious devotion and his appreciation for nature. Within the highly detailed landscape on the right side, you can spot a miniature depiction of Saint George slaying the dragon. Adjacent to it is Paolo Veronese's "Holy Family".

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Sight Name: Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Carmini (Church of St. Mary of the Carmine)
Sight Location: Venice, Italy (See walking tours in Venice)
Sight Type: Religious
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