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).
This statue of Sant' Antonio di Padova dates back to 1800.
The stained glass windows were casting some colorful reflections.
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.
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