Misericodia District

The “Misericordia” is a dream in Venetians memory, a place that evokes ancient and future ideals.

The great Renaissance architect Jacopo Sansovino was appointed for the implementation of the New School of Misericordia in 1531 and in the same year he began the construction of the building which was finished in 1582, 12 years later the death of the eminent Architect.

The monumental characteristics of this site, its majestic volumes and its wide rooms decorated with frescoes by Veronese make it one of the biggest venue in Venice, suitable for any type of events or temporary art exhibitions. The Misericordia Archives are located in a suggestive and strategic position, within the vivid hub developing around the area of Scuola Grande della Misericordia. Just next to the Misericordia Abbey Church, the archives were recently restored and turned into fascinating multi-functional spaces, with a post-industrial twist, finished with wooden details, rough plaster walls, and concrete floor. In addition, the Complex has spaces and classrooms dedicated to lessons and workshops.