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Discover Chiesa di Sant' Alvise: A Hidden Gem in Venice

Outside view of the special church Chiesa di Sant Alvise in Venice

In a quieter neighborhood, away from the usual tourist paths, you'll discover the Chiesa di Sant' Alvise. While the church may appear quite unassuming from the outside, its interior holds delightful surprises. Inside, you'll find unique paintings and a complete ceiling fresco crafted by the talented artists Pietro Antonio Torri and Pietro Ricchi. The church also boasts an elevated choir area, supported by columns and adorned with decorative railings.

Visit the Chiesa di Sant' Alvise with the Venice City Pass, which grants you free admission and saves you 3 €.

Chiesa di Sant' Alvise

A baroque jewel in Cannaregio

The Chiesa di Sant' Alvise, also known as the Church of Sant' Alvise in Venice, is a historic church in this fascinating city in northeastern Italy. The church is located in the Cannaregio district and is dedicated to Saint Alvise, also known as Saint Ludovico of Anjou.This religious site is a significant example of Venetian architecture and history.

The original church was built in the 14th century but underwent several renovations and reconstructions over the years. The present building dates back to the 17th century and was designed by the famous Venetian architect Baldassare Longhena. It is characterized by its Baroque style and impressive facade adorned with richly decorated elements.

One of the standout features of Chiesa di Sant' Alvise is the imposing altarpiece created by Jacopo Palma il Giovane, depicting the Madonna with Child. The interior of the church is also lavishly decorated and houses valuable artworks and frescoes by various artists from different eras.

Chiesa di Sant' Alvise is not only a religious site but also a cultural gem in Venice. It attracts art enthusiasts and history buffs from around the world. The church is also known for its musical events and often hosts concerts and performances of classical music in its stunning interior.

The church's location in Cannaregio, a less touristy district of Venice, allows visitors to experience the authentic Venice and avoid the crowds found in more bustling areas of the city. If you are visiting Venice, Chiesa di Sant' Alvise is definitely worth a visit to discover the rich history and impressive artistry of this church.


Highlights of your visit

  • Baroque Splendor: The impressive baroque architecture and intricately designed facade of the church are a visual delight. Especially the richly adorned facade captures the attention of visitors.
  • Madonna with Child: The altarpiece depicting the Madonna with Child, created by Jacopo Palma il Giovane, is a masterpiece of Venetian art and a significant artwork within the church.
  • Cultural Events: Chiesa di Sant' Alvise is also renowned for its cultural events, particularly musical performances. A visit during a concert or performance in this historic and acoustically impressive space can be an unforgettable experience.


Opening Hours of Chiesa di Sant' Alvise

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays, January 1st, Easter, August 15th, and December 25th.


Reservation of your ticket

Upon presenting your City Pass Ticket at the ticket counter of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio, or Chiesa di San Sebastiano, you will receive the Chorus Pass. The Chorus Pass grants you access to a total of 14 impressive churches in Venice, including our Chiesa di Sant' Alvise.

This pass is the ideal way to explore the diversity of religious architecture and art in Venice while immersing yourself in the spiritual and cultural history of the city. Please keep the Chorus Pass in a safe place, as it is valid for visiting the other churches listed in the pass.



  • In Chiesa di Sant' Alvise, modest attire is expected, which means covered shoulders and knees. Sleeveless tops, short pants, miniskirts, and hats are not allowed.


Ticket Prices

Adult: €3

Children (0-11 years): Free

An adult is required to pay €3 for admission to Chiesa di Sant' Alvise. Children up to 11 years old can enter the church for free.


Getting to Chiesa di Sant' Alvise

Vaporetto Stop:

S. Alvise: Line 5.1, 5.2, 4.1, 4.2

Near Chiesa di Sant' Alvise, you'll find several other churches that are also worth a visit. Additionally, you can easily reach the Jewish Quarter with the Ghetto Nuovo and the Museo Ebraico from there in a short time.     



Campo Sant' Alvise, 30125 Cannareggio, Venice, Italy

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