"I Gesuiti" Gesuiti Church - Santa Maria Assunta Tip by Tijavi

  Baroque facade of i Gesuiti
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  • Baroque facade of i Gesuiti - Venice
      Baroque facade of i Gesuiti
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  • Pulpit with inlaid marble carved like drapes - Venice
      Pulpit with inlaid marble carved like drapes
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  • The intricate altar - Venice
      The intricate altar
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  • Fresco on the sacristy ceiling - Venice
      Fresco on the sacristy ceiling
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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.
Phone: +39 041 523 1610
Website: http://www.turismovenezia.it/Venezia/Chiesa-di-Santa-Maria-Assunta-o-dei-Gesuiti-6147.html

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2008
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