San Francesco della Vigna (ex scuola San Pasquale)
Casella postale 266, 30124 Venezia (VE)
tel./fax 041 5222260
Office hours: Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.
From Santa Lucia train station and from Piazzale Roma our office can be reached by vaporetto ACTV (public transportation service), line 5.2 direction F.te Nove-Lido, getting off at the Celestia stop (about 25 minutes).
If walking, take the Strada Nuova until you reach Campo SS.Giovanni e Paolo (Hospital); from there, take Barbaria delle Tole, reach Campo S.Giustina and finally the campo and church of San Francesco della Vigna (ex Scuola San Pasquale).
This route takes about 30 minutes.
If you decide to reach us by private taxi to S.Francesco della Vigna/Scuola San Pasquale, we suggest to agree the due fee before boarding the water taxi and to make sure that the boat is provided with a taximeter and regular authorization (recognizable from the yellow stripe on the sides and from the concession number on it).
The church takes its name from the big vineyard on which it grew upon, it is a religious building in the city of Venice, located in Campo San Francesco della Vigna, in the Castello zone. The current building, started by Jacopo Sansovino in 1534, is one of the most outstanding Renaissance churches in Venice. Built for the Franciscans, it was completed in 1554; the construction of the amazing facade was assigned to Palladio ten years later, in 1564. Testimonies of the Venetian nobility of the church are the two side chapels, which eventually became the funerary chapels of the families that had sponsored its construction.