Chiesa di Sant'Alvise

Church in Cannaregio

Don't be fooled by the bare brick exterior of this 1388 church, attached to an Augustinian convent. On the inside it's a riot of colour, with extraordinary trompe-l'oeil ceiling frescoes and massive canvasses all around. Look out for Tiepolo's La Salita al Calvario (The Road to Calvary), a distressingly human depiction of one of Christ's falls under the weight of the cross.