Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli

Campo San Nicolò. (Open Map)


St Nicholas of the Mendicants is one of the oldest churches of Venice (7th Century) while the bell tower is 13th century. The ancient parts consist of the central apse and the capitals of the columns, as well as the basilica-like plan; the portico, one of the recurring features of religious edifices in Venice, was where the poor could beg and penitents could present their prayers. There is a fine16th century organ and paintings of the School of Veronese.