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Friday, February 09, 2018

Catholic Church of St. Martin, Burano Island
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Burano church

The Church of St. Martin (Italian: Chiesa di San Martino) is a Roman Catholic church, located in Piazza Galuppi, the main square of the Island of Burano, Italy.



Five interesting facts about Chiesa di San Martino:


  • It was built in the 16th century and reconsecrated in 1645.
  • It contains the Italian painter Francesco Fontebasso (1707–1769) tapestries from 1732 and the "Crucifixion" work of the Italian painter Gian Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770).
  • Built between 1703 and 1714 by the Italian architect Andrea Tirali (1657–1737), the Campanile has a square plan and is 6.20 m (20 ft) wide at the bottom and 53 m (173.8 ft) high.
  • Because of land subsidence the Campanile is inclined of 1.83 m (8 ft) respect to its axis.
  • The top of the Campanile has always been crowned by an angel, fell in 1867 during a storm; now in its place there is an iron cross.

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Canal and the Church of St. Martin with the leaning Campanile, Burano Island
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View of the leaning Campanile, Burano Island
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The Church of St. Martin and its leaning Campanile viewed from Piazza Galuppi, Burano Island
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The Church of St. Martin and its leaning Campanile viewed from Piazza Galuppi, Burano Island
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Interior of the Church of St. Martin, Burano Island
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Burano with the leaning Campanile viewed from Mazzorbo Island

Address: Chiesa di San Martino, Piazza Baldassare Galuppi, 20, 30142 Burano, Venezia VE, Italy


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