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The Garden and the old pharmacy of the Capuchin Monastery in the Church of the Redeemer in Venice

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The Garden and the old pharmacy of the Capuchin Monastery in the Church of the Redeemer in Venice

In Venice, the word 'Redeemer' has evoked the great Midsummer festival for over four hundred years, when the lagoon sky is illuminated by fireworks celebrating the end of the terrible plague in 1577 that killed more than 30,000 people.

In reality the Redeemer can also be a place of peace and tranquillity: from the beginning, the famous Redeemer Church has been linked to a convent run by the Capuchin Friars who still run the church itself. Behind the convent there is the old garden of the convent, the only one of the gardens of the Giudecca to have been preserved the original extent (about one hectare); Capuchin friars cultivate the olive trees and vines, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs that were once used in the adjoining pharmacy. Access to water is located on the south side, where a lush garden of groves, overlooking the lagoon, offers a moment of rest and a magnificent view from the terrace.

If you visit this place when the feast of the Redeemer Festival is not taking place then knock at the entrance of the Convent of the Friars to ask if you may visit the garden and the  ancient and beautiful pharmacy ...

This charming place can also be included in the itinerary of your private guided tour of Venice. Contact us to request the availability of our guides and arrange an exclusive personalized itinerary in Venice!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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