Burano – Day 3 – Part 3 – Piazza Galuppi and the Chiesa Di San Martino

After lunch, back at the apartment, and followed by a brief nap, we headed out once again for our final stroll around the city.  Before we did that, there was one more destination to hit, and that was the Chiesa di San Martino. In order to do that, we headed back to Piazza Galuppi.

Baldassare Galuppi, known as “Il Buranello,” was one of the most influential and popular Italian composers of his time.  The monument dedicated to him stands in the middle of the piazza, named after him, and was made by another talent from Burano, the sculptor Remigio Barbaro.

The side of the Chiesa di San Martino is decorated with plaques, one of which honors those who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

The Chiesa di San Martino dates back to the 16th century.  The construction of the church was never actually finished, to the point where there is no main entrance to the sacred space within.  Even today, one enters through a side atrium.

On the sides of the main altar, which is topped with a statue of the Risen Christ, there are two statues, one of Sant’Albano, and the other of San Martino, both works by Girolamo Bonazza.

The altar of the Madonna del Rosario, with its statue of the Madonna, along with two small praying angels, is the work of Vincenzo Cadorin, and dates from 1917.

The church is also home to Tiepolo’s painting “The Crucifixion,” which is one of the artist’s earlier works, dating from 1725.  The person pictured inside the frame, in the left-hand corner of the painting, is thought to be the one who commissioned the work from the artist, an apothecary from Burano.

Next to the Chiesa di San Martino, you will find the much smaller Oratorio di Santa Barbara.

The sculpture “Souaci Gesù” is by the artist Remigio Barbera, and depicts a woman in despair, as she waits for her loved one to return from being at sea.


Next up: We head to our next destination, the beautiful city of Padua!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Burano, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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