Santa Maria dei Derelitti
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|
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 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. 
|Atlantes in the Chiesa dell'Ospedaletto|