Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto

sights / Religious

Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto information

Venice , Italy
Address
Street Campo della Madonna dell’Orto 3520
Getting there
ferry Madonna dell’Orto
Prices
admission €3, free with Chorus Pass
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat
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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 .