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The church can be found in the campo of the same name, near the St Mark’s area. It is said to have been built in the VIII century by the Artigeri and Scoparii families, and was later destroyed in 1105 and subsequently rebuilt in the Venetian-Byzantine style thanks to Moisè Valier, who dedicated it to the biblical Moses.

It was rebuilt again in 1682 to the designs of Alessandro Tremignon, who designed the facade in the Baroque style: this work was only carried out thanks to the funding of the aristocratic brothers Girolamo and Vincenzo Fini.

The bust of Vincenzo Fini can be found in the central part of the facade on top of an oblisque supported by camels. One can also admire the four "Cardinal Virtues" and other biblical figures.

The church has a single nave and inside are works by Jacopo Tintoretto with his “Washing of the Feet”, Jacopo Negretti detto Palma il Giovane with “The Last Supper”, as well as by Gerolamo Brusaferro, Alvise Tagliapietra, Jacopo Guarana, Gaspari Diziani and others.

The monumental altar is also the work of Alessandro Tremignon and the altarpiece is by Enrico Marengo.

Pubblicato: Friday, 19 October 2018 — Aggiornato: Thursday, 08 November 2018