It is a very old church (9th century) located in one of the few tree-lined in the heart of Venice, San Giacomo dall'Orio has different architectural styles. It was rebuilt in the 13th century, Latin cross with three naves and transept and it was later restructured in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The re-building of the church in 1225 consisted in a Byzantine structure, such as the fine green marble column with Ionic capital praised by John Ruskin and Gabriele d'Annunzio.
Its interior was decorated with a beautiful Gothic “keel” ceiling in the beginning of the 15th century and with later century’s wooden claddings along the central nave.
The church also treasures a number of Renaissance Venetian masterpiece paintings such as Lorenzo Lotto's main altarpiece "Virgin Mary and Child with Apostles and Saints" (1546), which is one of the few works by the artist that can still be found in Venice.
In the old sacristies, there are some of Jacopo Palma il Giovane's best work, including the altarpiece with "Father da Ponte" (1580-81); and the paneled ceiling decorated by Paolo Veronese.
Near the church, the Byzantine-Venetian bell tower of the 12th -13th century.
Address: Campo San Giacomo dall'Orio, 1456 Santa Croce cap 30135 - Venezia
Opening time: from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 to 17.00
(last entrance and closing time of the ticket office and of the bookshop at 16.45)
(Opening time at 13.00)
Full Price: € 3.00
Student price (up to 29 years old, provided with ID): €1,50
· Residents of the municipality of Venice (provided with a valid ID)
· Children up to 11 years old
· Religiou people
· People with disabilites and their carer
· Journalists with Chorus credit (released by the Direction)
· ICOM and ICOMOS associates
· Authorized guides
· In-service offial of MIBAC
· Student and researchers authorized by the Direction
· For groups, one free entrance every 15 participants.
Tickets are on Sale in Venice at the church.
How to get there: Ferry boat stop "Rialto mercato" or "Rialto"