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GetCOO | Chiesa di San Maurizio- Museo della Musica

Chiesa di San Maurizio- Museo della Musica

Tradition says the original church was built in the 9th century, but the earliest recorded mention is dated 1084. Rebuilt after the fire of 1105 and in 1590. The present neoclassical church dates from a rebuilding of 1795-1806, for patrician Pietro Zaguri, byGiannantonio Selva - the façade and altars being by Selva. The work was finished after Selva's death in 1819 by Antonio Diedo and the church consecrated in 1828. This rebuilding was carried out so that the church could thereby replace Sansovino's demolished church of San Geminiano, with the design of the interior supposedly inspired by that church, and the work of Codussi.