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Building which is part of the ecclesiastical complex of Santa Maria della Presentation set up to assist girls without husbands and without dowry because they are poor (hence the nickname "delle Zitelle") who were often forced into prostitution; in this center, the young women learned a trade such as sewing or lace so that they could support themselves (a renowned school of lace was born which went down in history for the "point in the air").

The classical architecture of the church cannot be attributed, for lack of sources, to Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) but certainly the architects were Giacomo Bozzetto at the beginning and Bortolomeo Manopola then, in 1581 - 1586.

The facade, surrounded on both sides by the hospice, is in two orders, with the lower part having two small windows and the upper part with a large semi-circular opening. Above the tympanum, two bell towers are arranged symmetrically and a remarkable dome with an imposing lantern ends the construction; this particular architecture can be pleasantly admired from the opposite Fondamenta delle Zattere.

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