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GetCOO | Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione

Built by the Gesuati order, to replace an oratory dating from their arrival in Venice in 1390, this church is said to have been designed by Tullio Lombardo or Mauro Codussi. Building work began in 1493 with consecration coming in 1524. When the larger Gesuati church was built this church was converted into a library by Massari, in 1750. Suppressed in 1810, the church was reopened in 1825 and restored in 1884, and than again in 1947-8. The church is now the chapel of the Istituto Don Orione which has taken over the Gesuati's monastery complex (see below left).