Basilica Palladiana


Detail of a capital of the Basilica Palladiana


Il Rendentore

A ray of light cross the nave of “Il Rendetore“, on the island of Giudecca. Built as a present to thanks God for delivering the city from the plague, it was design by Andrea Palladio, one of the early humanist.

This church is considered as the achievement of the architectural theory of the architect.

Palladio’s first design, based on a circular plan, was refused by the Senate, who wanted a quadrangular building, for liturgical reasons. Palladio came back with a new design, a rectangular nave, delimited on each side by three chapels, framed by double columns.