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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
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
Bayonne, New Jersey
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Dorsoduro, 3703, Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
+39 041 523 5893
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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 November 2, 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 October 31, 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 October 28, 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 September 24, 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 September 20, 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 September 17, 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 September 14, 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 August 30, 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
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood 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 neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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August 14, 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
April 16, 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!