The church of San Giacometo opens every morning to celebrate Venice’s birthday.
The church of San Giacometo is considered to be the most ancient church in Venice, built in the year 421 by the carpenter Eutinopo of Candia, who devoted himself to San Giacomo (Saint James) so that the Saint would stop a great fire that spread all through the island of Rivus Altus. The church of San Giacometo was built at the heart of Venice and shares a great connection with Rialto’s market, once centre of the financial and commercial activities of the city.
Parallel to the celebrations for the anniversary of Venice’s foundation 1600 years ago, the city’s most ancient church, that is said to have been built on the same date, finally opens its gates to the public. The church can be visited every morning from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., mass is held at 10.00 a.m.