Discover the reason why Santa Maria della Consolazione church, better well-known as Chiesa della Fava ( in Castello district, close to the Rialto bridge) is famous for all Saints’ cakes.
Detail of Santa Maria della Fava in the 1500
The church of Santa Maria della Fava was built very close to the water and next to the bridge as you can see from the picture above. It can be identified by its tympanum typical of churches built in the 1500s.
Santa Maria della Fava was reconstructed in the 1700s. This is how it looks like today. This church was originally built to host an icon representing Mary that a pastry chef used to keep on the façade of his building located not far away from it.
Sweets for the dead