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San Pantalon

Dorsoduro, 3703, Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 5893
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Largest oil painting in the world

The ceiling painting by Fumiari took 24 years. Claimed as the largest oil on canvas painting in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Russell99999
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London, United Kingdom
A study in Medieval Congregational atmosphere

Early afternoon I am sitting looking up at the large oil-on-canvas painting in the world. It is on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ProfessorMoon
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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Dorsoduro, 3703, Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ceiling painting by Fumiari took 24 years. Claimed as the largest oil on canvas painting in the world - at 25m x 50m it may well be true. The painter, it is said, fell off the scaffold and died in 1704. Look for the...More

Thank Russell99999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early afternoon I am sitting looking up at the large oil-on-canvas painting in the world. It is on the ceiling of the Church of San Pantalon. There is art to be seen, Biblical and historical. I don’t think I have ever heard of Pantalon, a...More

Thank ProfessorMoon
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The baroque canvas painting on the ceiling prolongs the walls of the church into heaven. Masterpiece of contra-reformation, totally unique!

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Meeting point for walking tour. We came back the next day as it was closed when we got there. Amazing painting on ceiling. Worth a visit

Thank chrissieglyn
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We came here especially to see the amazing oil on canvas painted ceiling said to be the largest in the world depicting the life of St.Pantelon made by Gian Antonio Fumiani. You need to put 50cents and the ceiling lights up for a few minutes.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was our first trip to Venice and we were staying in the Hotel Moresco, which is only a short walk from the San Pantaleone church. Because of limited opening hours, it took three attempts before I finally managed to go inside, but it was...More

Thank jdbalaska
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Had it not been for our guide, Georgia from Friends in Venice, we would not have given this rather ordinary looking church a second glance. How glad we were that she took us in to look at it's ceiling. It is covered by the biggest...More

1  Thank patzimbo
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This church proves the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cove'" The stunning interior more than compensates the blank exterior. A definite must for all art lovers

Thank Tamaranightwish
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Situated away from touristic area of Venice, this is a very underrated church with a breathtakingly beautiful ceiling painting inside. Entrance is free, but you can't take pictures inside. The area itself is also much nicer than overcrowded San-Marco. A lot more venetian.

Thank Thefall
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Don't judge a book by it's cover, this church from the outside is nothing to look at but once you go inside you'll be amazed!! The ceiling is incredible and is painted on huge canvases which has been specially made to fit into the curved...More

Thank PandaExploraWife
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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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Cynicoren
14 August 2016|
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Response from ChazBroon | Reviewed this property |
Opening times Monday to Saturday: 10.00 - 12.00, 1.00-3.00 As far as I know the above times are still used. closed on Sunday
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MJR39
16 April 2016|
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Response from Jennie B | Reviewed this property |
The church is open all day but avoid the times when church services are on. Have some change ready for the light machines. Enjoy!
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