Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario

Church in San Polo & Santa Croce

Hunkering modestly behind T-shirt kiosks is this soaring brick church, built by Scarpagnino after a disastrous fire in 1514 destroyed much of the Rialto area. Cross the threshold to witness flashes of Renaissance genius: Titian's tender St John the Almsgiver (1545) altarpiece and gloriously restored dome frescoes of frolicking angels by Pordenone.