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O is for Oratorio

In 2009, I wrote about the little pink Oratory of the Annunciation (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata) in campo Sant' Angelo in Venice. At that time, I'd walked by this place many times but it was always closed. I found it open in 2010 and was able to go inside to see the interior. It's a sweet little place, and I'm happy to share some photos of it.

It has a wooden beamed ceiling and some stained glass windows. Over the altar is a painting of the Annunciation by Antonio Triva (1626-1699).

Sant’Angelo (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata)

Sant’Angelo (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata)

This statue of Sant' Antonio di Padova dates back to 1800.

Sant’Angelo (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata)

The stained glass windows were casting some colorful reflections.

Sant’Angelo (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata)

Not only was the place open, but they had a brochure from which I learned that the oratory has another name (Chiesa Sant'Angelo degli Zoppi). "Zoppi" means "lame" and at one time, this little church was connected to a confraternity in Venice that took care of invalids and disabled sailors, and also provided dowries for their daughters. It was founded in the 10th century and rebuilt in 1700.

Sant’Angelo (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata)

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It is a very lovely little chapel. I'm glad you were able to see the inside.
Great choice for the letter O.

Fascinating post and such a beautiful Church. Outstanding photographs for O day. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Charming place!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I love this little church. I'm glad that you were able to finally find it open so you could share it's beauty with us. I also love the reflection of the stained glass window. Lovely church.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos . Great choice for this week's letter.

Beautiful church!

O is for....
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Wonderful shots. The interiors are very nice.

Really captivating O post!

Annie, thank you for sharing photos of this lovely place. Hopefully it will be open the next time I am in Venice. Great choice for the letter O.


OH!!!What a beautiful church for O. We've been to Venice, wish I had visited here. Lovely beams and entrance.


Your knowledge of Venice never ceases to amaze me. What a lovely church, with an interesting history!

How excellent to be there when it was open. Isn't the interior lovely!

Great post.
This place is so inviting. Your pictures capture that and much more.


What a beautiful, bright spot!


That is a sweet little spot, I'm glad you were able to see inside (and I love the Annunciation!)

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