Campo Madonna dell’Orto, Cannaregio, Venice
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- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Escaping the crowds
Expert review of Madonna dell'Orto
Madonna dell’Orto is known as the Tintoretto church, for good reason. The artist – who is buried here along with his artistic daughter Marietta and son Domenico – adorned much of the 15th-century building with huge, vibrant depictions of biblical scenes.
The 16th-century master adorned the chancel with 'The Israelites at Mt Sinai' (left) and a very graphic 'Last Judgment' (right); in the apse are 'St Peter's Vision of the Cross' and 'The Beheading of St Paul' – both so full of frantic angelic movement they leave me feeling dizzy.
But one of the greatest pleasure, I find, in venturing out to this little-visited part of town is simply to wander the streets around this lovely church. It's a great rest from the crowds.
€3 or with Chorus Pass (www.chorusvenezia.org).
More information on Madonna dell'Orto:
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- Landmark / monument, Religious site
- Campo Madonna dell’Orto, Cannaregio, Venice
- 041 2750462
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- 10am-5pm. Closed Sun.
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