This elegantly spare 1365 brick Gothic cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of travellers remains one of Venice's best kept secrets. It was the parish church of Venetian Renaissance painter 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 and his 1546 Last Judgement, where lost souls attempt to hold back a teal tidal wave while an angel rescues one last person from the ultimate acqua alta.

Madonna dell'Orto also had a Bellini masterpiece that was stolen in 1993 – note the empty space in the side chapel.