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The internal façade
Crossing the threshold of the Basilica through the main doorway we leave the plain Gothic style of the exterior to meet the gorgeous baroque of the internal facade.
The centre above the doorway is dominated by the funeral monument to Senator Girolamo Garzoni who died during the siege of Negroponte in 1688. The figure of Senator Garzoni stands in the middle between the statues of Venice and Religion placed lower on either side. He is portrayed armed and in the act of being crowned by an angel. On the left side of the wall is the funeral monument to Alvise Pasqualigo, Procurator of St. Mark's, work by Gianmaria Mosca, and on the right we can see the monument to Senator Pietro Bernardo, work by Tullio Lombardo (16th century).


The latter is divided into distinct parts, displaying an elegant
urn embellished with fine bas-reliefs in the lower part and
the late Senator kneeling before the Redemeer, to whom he
is being commended by St.Peter, in the upper part.
The wall above the monument is covered with eight paintings
by the Venetian artist Flaminio Floriani, follower of Tinto-
retto, depicting the Miracles of St. Anthony and returned to
their former brilliance and beauty after a recent restoration.
Another painting is on the left side above the monument to
Pasqualigo: it is a work dated 1614 by Pietro Muttoni, also
known as Della Vecchia, portraying St. Anthony of Padua
and his Basilica.


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