Oratorio dei Crociferi
Humble though it may seem from the outside – especially after the opulence of I Gesuiti across the street – this simple 12th-century...
Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli
This church is worth visiting for the 15th-century Cappella Corner by Mauro Codussi, which features a Tiepolo altarpiece of St Lucy,...
There's nowhere better for a coffee on the way to or from Murano and the northern lagoon islands. Late in the day, you may be tempted to...
Birds sweetly singing in this campo are probably angling for your leftovers, but they don’t stand a chance. Chef-owner Luciano’s...
Salizada dei Specchieri 4880 · interesting places nearby
I Gesuiti information
Giddily over the top even by rococo standards, this gaudy, glitzy 18th-century Jesuit church is difficult to take in all at once, with a staggering spaceship of a pulpit , white-and-green inlaid marble floors, and undulating marble walls crowned with gilded stucco. Gravity is provided by Titian’s uncharacteristically gloomy Martyrdom of St Lawrence , on the left as you enter the church.
Also playing against type here is Tintoretto’s Assumption of the Virgin , in the northern transept. This image is the antithesis of Tintoretto's dark images in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, showing the Virgin on her merry way to heaven, with the light step of Tiepolo and a rosy glow that nods at Titian. Interior scaffolding for essential structural reinforcements may limit access and church views.