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  • Founded in the 9th century, San Giacomo dall’Orio is one of the most ancient churches in Venice. Its current form – a Latin Cross plan with a central nave, two aisles and a transept – is the result of a reconstruction process that began in 1225, later modified in the XVth and XVIth centuries.

    The appeal of this church lies in its sober and archaic exterior, and the ingenious design of the interior space, dominated by the warmth of the wood beams and ceiling.

    Some of the Byzantine elements (brought back from the Orient at the end of the Fourth Crusade), such as green marble column with the Ionic capital, which was admired by John Ruskin and Gabriele D’Annunzio, were probably introduced during the reconstruction in 1225, while the system of apses towards the campo date from the XVth century.

    The church is home to some of the masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance painting, such as the “Virgin with Child among the Apostles and Saints” on the main altar, one of the few paintings by Lorenzo Lotto in Venice.

  • Free admission to three churches on the Chorus Circuit | Only for Venezia FC Insider Pass International

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