Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto
Campo dei Mori
A gent in an outsized turban called Sior Rioba has been hanging out at the corner of Calle dei Mori since the Middle Ages. This is one...
Bottega del Tintoretto
Make your own masterpiece with painting, etching and sculpture courses at the studio that once housed Tintoretto’s workshop.
Chiesa di Sant'Alvise
Built in 1388, this church plays host to a noteworthy Tiepolo, the Salita al Calvario (Climb to Calvary), a distressingly human...
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Osteria L’Orto dei Mori
Not since Tintoretto lived next door has this neighbourhood seen so much action, thanks to this bustling osteria . Sicilian chef Lorenzo...
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Lonely Planet review
This elegantly spare 1365 brick Gothic cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of travellers remains one of Venice's best-kept secrets. This was the parish church of Venetian Renaissance master Tintoretto, who is buried here in the corner chapel and saved two of his finest works for the apse: Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, with throngs of starstruck angels and mortals vying for a glimpse of Mary, and his 1546 Last Judgment, where lost souls attempt to hold back a teal tidal wave while an angel rescues one last person from the ultimate acque alte .