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Gesuiti (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta)

  • Campo dei Gesuiti Map It
  • Cannaregio
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

The interior walls of this early-18th-century church (1715–30) resemble brocade drapery, and only touching them will convince skeptics that rather than embroidered cloth, the green-and-white walls are inlaid marble. This trompe-l'oeil decor is typical of the late Baroque's fascination with optical illusion. Toward the end of his life, Titian tended to paint scenes of suffering and sorrow in a nocturnal ambience. A dramatic example of this is on display above the first altar to the left: Titian's daring Martyrdom of St. Lawrence (1578), taken from an earlier church that stood on this site. To the left of the church is the Oratory of the Crociferi, which features some of Palma Giovane's best work, painted between 1583 and 1591.

  • Gesuiti, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy.

    © Zach Nelson / Fodors Travel

Sight Information


Campo dei Gesuiti, Venice, Veneto, 30131, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €1
  • Oratory closed Nov.–Mar. and Sun.–Thurs.

Published 06/20/2007


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