Chiesa dei Gesuiti - Venice, Italy Gesuiti Façade by Giuseppe Fattoretto - Gesuiti marks the return of the Jesuits to Venice. They were expelled during the time of the papal inderdict of Venice in 1606 for siding with the Pope against the Republic of Venice. So in a way, this building's construction was to mark their return. Triumphal it had to be.Gesuiti was erected between 1714–29. The architect was Domenico Egidio Rossi, with the facade by Giuseppe Fattoretto.
In last war with the Ottoman Empire By the year the once great Venetian merchant fleet had declined to a mere 309 merchantmen.
A state that lasted for over a millennium was the Most Serene Republic of Venice, one of the superpowers of its time. The republic existed from the late seventh century until when Napoleon conquered the city.