The Oratorio dei Crociferi

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One of the unknown marvels of Venice is finelly open for public!
The Oratorio dei Crociferi decorated by Jacopo Palma Il Giovane in the years 1583- 1592. His canvases depict episodes from the history of this Order of Crusades monks, with particular reference to its two main benefactors the doge Renier Zen and Pasquale Cicogna

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The Oratorio dei Crociferi


The oratory is the old chapel of a hospital founded in the 12th century by the crusader monks for piligrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. In the 14th century, it became a hospice for poor women and widows.

the painting Jacopo Palma Il Giovane

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