Santa Maria dei Miracoli - Venice, Italy
Santa Maria dei Miracoli, also known as the Marble Church, is located in the Sestiere of Cannaregio, in Venice.
The church is one of the best examples of the Venetian Renaissance including colored marble, a false colonnade on the exterior walls, and a semicircular pediment.
Built between 1481 and 1489 by Pietro Lombardo to house a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary.
In Venice, the state generally paid for the construction of churches, but the funds for the construction of Miracoli came from local citizens and devotees of the miraculous image...