november 21st on the occasion of celebration of Madonna della Salute, the churches of San Polo and Santa Maria del Giglio will be open only for worship. The Church of Gesuati wiil be open from 10.30am to 12.00 am only for worship.
DATE: 1644-50 POSITION: Oppostie the façade (on the map n°84) METHOD: sculpture MATERIAL: marble
The space used to erect the imposing memorial to General Domenico Contarini was granted from the Augustinians in 1644; this decision greatly changed the appearance of the opposite side of the church's façade.
The baroque structure was built by the grandchildren of the condottiero, the San Marco Angelo procuratore and his brother Domenico Contarini. Both were to be represented in the monument, but the only bust of Angelo was executed and placed on the left pedestal. It seems, however, that Domenico's bust was planned to be placed on the complementary pedestal to that of his brother, but it has remained empty.
The author of the work has not been identified with certainty, however, some researchers have found indisputable reasons to attribute it to Longheniani for the architectural layout.