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Santa Sofia

Tucked behind the houses

S. Sofia hiding behind some shops

Most people walk along the Strada Nuova without noticing this church, said to have been founded back in 866. What stands today dates from the 17th century, with only a tiny bit of façade and bell tower visible over the houses and shops. Suppressed for a period, it lost its original art; today the main pieces are four statues of saints, brought here from the former church of the Servi, generally attributed to the workshop of Antonio Rizzo.

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Strada Nuova

vaporetto: Ca' d'Oro

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls