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The ceremony continues to this day, with the Mayor standing in for the Doge.Inside it looms, with high grubby/sandy walls with mid-grey architectural detailing.It stood in for a Brazilian monastery in the James Bond film Moonraker, which was filmed mostly in Venice. Kept in the sacristy is a carved wooden altarpiece from the early 15th century, called 'the Palliotto' by Paolo delle Masegne, showing the blessing Christ, Mary ascending to heaven, and 12 saints (see photo below). Built in the mid-16th century as an oratory and enlarged and converted into a church in 1627, with consecration following in 1671. The interior has two pairs of side altars and a high altar in a shallow vaulted apse. Built 1935-33 to a design by Giuseppe Torres as a memorial to the Italian dead of WWI. The large green dome is one of the first landmarks seen as you approach the Lido vaporetto stop.
Update It went on display at the Venice Diocesan Museum in October 2016, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist's death, with the expectation that it would be returned here if the restoration has 'taken'.
It came here in 1815 and was just recently returned to this church after years spent in restoration.
Saints Nicholas, Charles Borromeo and Lucy by Palma Giovane, which came from the demolished church of Santi Biagio e Cataldo on Giudecca. ) Tintoretto of The Baptism Of Jesus, which came from above the high altar of the demolished San Giovanni dei Battuti on Murano.
The story is that the Venetian fleet on its way to Joppa (Jaffa) in 1100 stopped off at Bari in search of the bones of St Nicholas, which had been stolen and taken to Bari from Myra.
It is said that the Venetians tortured the four Christian keepers of the shrine, but learned nothing.
The original medieval Benedictine church, dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra (the inspiration for Santa Claus), was founded in 1044 built between 10 and renovated and enlarged in 1316.