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Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, Venice

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Regarded as one of the finest Gothic churches in Venice, Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto contains notable paintings by Tintoretto, as well as the artist's tomb. Constructed in the 14th century on the site of a much earlier religious structure, the church has served as a gunpowder storeroom, barn, and stable over the course of more than six centuries. Often overlooked by foreign visitors, the building features a brick facade divided by columns and accented by mullioned windows. Pay close attention to the right nave, where you can see a well-known painting of the Virgin Mary, which Tintoretto created in the 1550s. For Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto and beyond, use our Venice itinerary planner to get the most from your Venice vacation.
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  • Tintoretto's local church, and the site of his tomb, is right up at the northern edge of the islands. where Canareggio meets the lagoon. It is thirty minutes from San Marco and twenty from the Rialto:...  read more »
  • This church is highly decorated with enormous paintings but the best part is the lovely 14th century sculptured Madonna by Giovanni de Santi. It had originally been commissioned for another church but...  read more »
  • If your visit to Venice has enhanced your appreciation of Tintoretto, this church is required. He is buried here (his home is nearby), and the church contains monumental paintings. His Last Judgment i...  read more »
  • What a wonderful church, full of history and the Place where rests the whole Tintoretto family, such a great artist!
  • Largely decorated on the inside with artworks, mainly from local painters.
  • Great place
  • Lovely church in a very charming area
  • I think having the chance to see such beautiful works is a unique opportunity because the site where you can see these works is not placed in the places of tourist interest of our wonderful city of Venice.
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