Chiesetta della Misericordia

Campo dell'Abbazia – Venezia

The Church of the Abbey of Misericordia is an edifice founded in the 10th century located in the sestiere Cannaregio and the only one of this typology in Venice to be usable for events and exhibitions.


History

The Church of the Abbey of Misericordia is an edifice founded in the 10th century, located in the sestiere Cannaregio and faced the elegant Campo de l’Abazia, a typical venetian campiello with a central well. The church, initially dedicated to Santa Maria di Val Verde, was tied to the Confraternity of Misericordia, who built several infrastructures (adjacent to the church) like the majestic “Scuola Grande” and “The Abbey” with its cloister and green areas.

The Church of the Abbey of Misericordia, restored at the beginning of the XIX century, was deprived of its internal works in 1969 and closed, losing definitely its religious use in 1969. Despite this, the remains of the precious religious architectures - altars with frescoes and decorations, a wooden walkway - are still conserved inside.

The Space

At today, the former church is the only edifice of this typology in Venice to be usable for events and exhibitions, completely renovated and fully equipped: wide storage area; catering area; heating; in-house lightning; restrooms; green room; small private garden.

Localisation

Located to the extreme Northern part of the city, it benefits of a privileged direct access with GT Boats through the position of a private pontoon.

Suitable for:

# dinner
# seminar, conference
# performance
# temporary exhibition

Capacity: 101 - 200 people

accessible for disabled people private waterfront with boat access