"I Gesuiti" Gesuiti Church - Santa Maria Assunta Tip by Tijavi
Gesuiti Church - Santa Maria Assunta, Venice: 7 reviews and 17 photos
Even if it's a "poor" comparison to its sister Jesuit church in Rome, the magnificent Gesu, I Gesuiti (officially, Sta Maria Assunta), is worth a visit for its stunning baroque interiors featuring inlaid marble carved to resemble flowing drapes (see picture of pulpit) and twisted columns of the altar. But perhaps the church's biggest attractions are the paintings by masters Titian (Martirio di San Lorenzo) and Tintoretto (Assunzione della Vergine).
Its location in the less touristy district of Cannaregio also offers visitors a more solemn experience, further heightened by the soft background music of monastic chants (albeit, canned).
Address: Campo dei Gesuiti
Directions: Close to the Fondamente Nuove vaporetto station.
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