San Giorgio Maggiore

    The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is part of a larger Benedictine monastery complex that had settled the island as early as 982 AD. Plans for enlarging and enhancing the buildings and church were carried out by Palladio from 1559 until his death. These were completed and added to by Baldassare Longhena. Cosimo I of Florence was given refuge here in 1433. The refectory was home to Veronese's grand "Marriage at Cana," now in the Louvre. The island now serves a variety of functions, mostly related to the arts, and since 1951 the majority of monastery buildings have been used by the Giorgio Cini Foundation. The church houses several important late works by Tintoretto.
    - Lorenzetti, Venice and Its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide (Rome: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1961) as translated and with supplementary content by Taryn Marie Zarrillo, 2012/13 - Lorenzetti, Venice and Its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide (Rome: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1961) as translated and with supplementary content by Taryn Marie Zarrillo, 2012/13

    Architecture
    Italy
    Venice
    San Giorgio Maggiore
    Exterior
    Interior
    Charles Lennox Wright Collection
    510: Venice: Architecture, Sculpture; Lago Maggiore