Santa Maria dei Derelitti

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Santa Maria dei Derelitti, commonly known as the church of the Ospedaletto, is a Renaissance-style, consecrated church in the Calle della Barbaria delle Tole of the sestiere of Castello, Venice, Italy.

Santa Maria dei Derelitti
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AffiliationRoman Catholic
LocationVenice, Italy
Santa Maria dei Derelitti is located in Venice
Santa Maria dei Derelitti
Shown within Venice
Santa Maria dei Derelitti is located in Italy
Santa Maria dei Derelitti
Santa Maria dei Derelitti (Italy)
Geographic coordinates45°26′20″N 12°20′34″E / 45.4388°N 12.3428°E / 45.4388; 12.3428Coordinates: 45°26′20″N 12°20′34″E / 45.4388°N 12.3428°E / 45.4388; 12.3428


The church was begun in 1575 adjacent to a 1528 hospital that cared for the poor and disabled orphans. The design and layout was influenced by Andrea Palladio, but the profusely-decorated Baroque facade was completed by Baldassarre Longhena and containing sculptures by Giusto Le Court.

The nave still contains frescoes by Jacopo Guarana and Agostino Mengozzi Colonna (son of Gerolamo), and works by Palma the Younger, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Carlos Loth, and Pietro Liberi.

The church until the 19th-century had a choir formed of orphan children, that were housed next door. In 2016, the church is now used for concerts. [1]

Atlantes in the Chiesa dell'Ospedaletto


  1. ^ Scalabovolo organization Archived 2003-08-11 at the Wayback Machine, official site.