Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Holy Apostles

Bell tower of the church of the Santi Apostoli di Cristo
(Holy Apostles of Christ) by Alessandro Vittoria 1575
Campo Santi Apostoli, Cannaregio
Venice, September 2013

“The 7th Century campanile was destroyed by the fire of 1105. Rebuilt 1450, renovated 1601-09 by Francesco di Piero, brought down by a storm in 1659 and rebuilt 1672-1720 to a design by Andrea Tirali. Jan Morris says that an 'old and simple' sacristan fell from the campanile soon after its completion in 1672(?) but was caught by the minute hand on the clock, and so was slowly lowered to a parapet as time passed.” (Santi Apostoli, The Churches of Venice)

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