San Zaccaria

San Zaccaria

San Zaccaria

Photographers: Fratelli Alinari, 1880s
Architects: Antonio Gambello and Mauro Codussi
Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection


A very interesting example of the coexistence of Gothic and Renaissance forms in the second half of the 15th century is the church of San Zaccaria. It was designed by Antonio Gambello and completed after his death by Mauro Codussi, one of the great Renaissance architects who left a lasting legacy to the city. Codussi was responsible for the Istrian stone façade but it was Gambello who provided a very original solution for the choir where a Gothic arcade is superimposed on a Renaissance one.