Tintoretto and the Jewish Ghetto

Visit the highlights of the Cannaregio district: a charming walk, unveiling a side of Venice you might not expect

Madonna dell’Orto

Certainly, the Church of the Madonna dell’Orto is a stunning monument of Gothic ecclesiastical architecture. It is situated in the district of Cannaregio, just a few steps away from the building that was once the home and workshop of Jacopo Tintoretto.

Definitely, Tintoretto was one of the main protagonists of Venetian painting in the late 16th century. The painter left some of his most significant works in this church. Especially relevant are the paintings flanking the main altar. There, you can admire some masterpieces by Tintoretto: the two large canvases representing ‘The Adoration of the Golden Calf’ and ‘The Last Judgment’. Noteworthy is also ‘The Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple’: this painting triggered the collaboration with his parish church, later ‘his’ burial place. A commemorative plaque dedicated to the artist is visible in the chapel to the right of the central apse.

Tintoretto Presentation

The tour includes the discovery of Tintoretto and the Jewish Ghetto. As we leave the church, our walk will proceed to reach the area of the old Jewish Ghetto. The Ghetto, established in 1516, was the Jewish quarter in the city, eventually accommodating 5000 residents. There are five synagogues in Venice, and today two of them still operate year-round for the members of the Jewish community in Venice. Our tour will end here.  If you wish to visit the synagogues and the museum you can join a regular tour offered by the museum.

DURATION: 2 hours

TOUR PRICE: € 170.00

Church of Madonna dell’Orto € 3.50
The visit to the Jewish museum  and the Synagogues is organised by the Jewish community.
For further information: https://www.ghettovenezia.com/
€ 14,00; reductions:  € 12,00

The tour price  is for a party of 1 to 8 people, and doesn’t include admission fees. Should your party have more than 8 participants, please contact us for a quote.

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