Cannaregio in Venice is an important area.
Santa Maria dell'Orto
The charming brick facade of this church (dating from 1462) which represents a blend of Gothic and Renaissance, contains a large number of outstanding sculptures. Some of these are ascribed to Jacobello dalle Masegne, one of the sculptors influenced by the northern Late Gothic style.In the interior is the tomb of Tintoretto, whose real name was Jacopo Robusti and who was buried in 1594 in the chapel to the right of the Presbytery next to his son Domenico.The church has several of his paintings: a "Last Judgment" (on the right of the choir), the "Worship of the Golden Calf" (on the left of the choir), "The Raising of Licinius by St Agnes" (fourth chapel on the left), the "Presentation of Mary in the Temple" (ca. 1552) above the entrance to the Cappella di San Marco (in the right aisle). There are two noteworthy works by other artists: a "Madonna" (1480) by Giovanni Bellini (in the last chapel in the left aisle) and "St John the Baptist and four other Saints", a panel by Cima da Conegliano (1493; first altar on the right).
The Church of San Giobbe is the first example of Tuscan Renaissance architecture in Venice. It was built by Antonio Gambello (from 1450) who began the church in the Late Gothic style (the Campanile is of that period) and Pietro Lombardo from 1471.Especially interesting are Paris Bordone's "St Peter" dating from the 16th century (forth side-altar on the right), and the fine tomb-slab of Doge Cristoforo Moro, the church's founder, dated 1470, which is in front of the High Altar. In the Sacristy is a triptych by Antonio Vivarini (ca. 1445) which can be seen on request.The way to the church is along the Canale di Cannaregio and then left at the bridge, the Ponte del Tre Archi.
Santa Maria Assunta
The church, dating from the 13th century, was sumptuously rebuilt between 1714 and 1729 by Domenico Rossi in the Roman Baroque style for the Jesuits.With its barrel-vaulted single nave, side-chapels, transept and choir, the church has an imposing and elaborate interior: walls clad with green and white marble, massive pillars and colonnades, gilding, and a High Altar with a baldachin and sculptured retable.The most magnificent of the paintings is Titian's "Martyrdom of St Laurence" (between 1558 and 1560, last chapel on the left). Also noteworthy are Tintoretto's "Assumption of the Virgin" (in the left transept) and wall- and ceiling-paintings by Palma the Younger in the Sacristy.
Santi Apostoli, a 14th century church (reconstructed in the 18th century) is really only of interest because of the superb Corner family chapel (on the right of the nave), attributed to Mauro Coducci in the late 15th century. It is one of the finest examples of Venetian Renaissance architecture, originally intended as the burial-place of the Queen of Cyprus. The richly carved columns and the delicate cupola achieve an astonishing harmony.Giambattista Tiepolo's altar-piece, "The Communion of St Lucy" (1746-48) is radiantly beautiful.
San Marcuola - Santi Ermagora e Fortunato
The Church of San Marcuola was built between 1728 and 1736 by the architect Giorgio Massari, but the facade overlooking the Canal Grande was never completed. The most important works of art are "The Last Supper" by Tintoretto (1547; Presbytery, left-hand wall), a popular interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's Milan picture (1495-97), and an old copy of his "Washing of the Feet" (opposite). It is also worth noting that the altars are richly decorated not with paintings but with sculptures.
Sant'Alvise is located in a little-visited area of Venice, near the Madonna dell'Orto. This church is home to three Tiepolos.