di Santa Maria Assunta know as Gesuiti - Salizada dei Spechieri,
Canaregio 4877 - Venice
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, known in the city as Church of the Gesuiti, is located within the Sestiere di Canaregio in its closest part to the Fondamente Nove. The building overlooks the Rio dei Jesuiti and stands out over the lagoon, marking the architectural profile of the foundation.
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History of the Church of Gesuiti of Venice
Originally it belonged to the crociferi and only from 1657 it passed into the hands of the Jesuits who radically changed its aspect.
The façade – designed by G. B. Fattoretto – represents an example of Venetian Baroque of the early eighteenth century and the whole apparatus is obviously surmounted by a Virgin Assumption by Giuseppe Torretto.
The interior decoration in a fake brocade, actually made with marble inlays, is the real scenographic effect of the church which is famous for the many paintings by Jacopo Palma the Younger kept in the sacristy and for a masterpiece by the last Tiziano, The Martyrdom of San Lorenzo (1558) on the first altar on the left, which reveals a Titian already at the turning point for the the way he experiences with the nocturnal scene.
How to get to the Church of Gesuiti of Venice
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta dei Gesuiti is located near the Fondamente Nove and is easily reached on foot from the Rialto area with a 10-minute walk.
By vaporetto the nearest stop is Fondamente Nove.
Useful information for the visit
Hours: from 10 am to 12 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Visits are suspended during religious cerimonies.
All the churches of the Sestiere of Canaregio in Venice
Tickets: free entrance.