Posts Tagged ‘castello district’

Serate d’Arte \ Art Evenings

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

san pietro miniA Wonderful proposition to discover again the Basilica Co-cathedral of San Pietro di Castello in Venice.

The present building dates from the 16th century, but a church has stood on the site since at least the 7th century. From 1451 to 1807, it was the city’s cathedral church, serving as both the spiritual and administrative centre of religious Venice.

During its history the church has undergone a number of alterations and additions by some of Venice’s most prominent architects. Andrea Palladio received his first commission in the city of Venice from the Patriarch Vincenzo Diedo to re-build the facade and interior of St Pietro, but Diedo’s death delayed the project.