San Simeon Piccolo – the unexplored crypt

San Simeon Piccolo still keeps Its secrets

The church of San Simeon Piccolo in Venice welcomes visitors coming out from the train station, on the other side of Grand Canal.

Commissioned to make Venice “back-door” richer, the architect Scalfarotto found inspiration by Roman’s Pantheon temple and at the end of 1700 renewed this church as we can see it today.

Very simple in the structure, this reason was enough to rise many critics against Its architect.

As one of the last mysteries of Venice, It’s worth a visit; this church in fact hosts inside his crypt in the basement 21 chapels, most of whose still unexplored.