Madonna dell'Orto

Price guide: Budget

Campo Madonna dell’Orto, Cannaregio, Venice

Price guide: Budget

Madonna dell'Orto
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By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#10 of 22
expert-rated things to do in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Escaping the crowds

Expert review of Madonna dell'Orto

Massive Tintoretto canvasses in this pretty church in quiet northern Cannaregio.

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.

Price advice: 

 €3 or with Chorus Pass (www.chorusvenezia.org).

Expert tips: 
Buy a Chorus Pass to reduce admission charges on the 16 participating churches.

More information on Madonna dell'Orto:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Landmark / monument, Religious site
Address:
Campo Madonna dell’Orto, Cannaregio, Venice
Telephone:
041 2750462
Website:
http://www.chorusvenezia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=7
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
10am-5pm. Closed Sun.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Tintoretto

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