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Discover Cultural Treasures in Venice: Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio

Outside view of the church Chiesa di San Giacomo all'Orio in Venice Famous painting of Madonna and four Saints in the church Chiesa di San Giacomo all'Orio in Venice

The Chiesa di San Giacomo is one of the oldest churches in Venice and is also one of the most interesting churches. Located outside of the normal touristy areas, this church is an exciting sight to see due to its many modifications and renovations. Its colorful mix of various architectural styles makes the Chiesa di San Giacomo simply a one of a kind sight to see. The church also houses many beautiful art works, such as Lorenzo Lotto’s alter painting, “The Virgin Mary and Child with Apostles and Saints,” which is one of its few preserved works.

Your ticket into the Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio is included for free in the Venice City Pass Classic and Complete and you save € 3.

Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio: a small oasis off the beaten track

Rich history, fascinating works of art and a peaceful atmosphere

The Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio, a picturesque church in Venice, offers a unique and peaceful experience away from the tourist crowds. Located in the Santa Croce district, this church has a long and fascinating history.

The origins of Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio date back to the 9th century and were first documented in 1225. Over the centuries, it has undergone multiple renovations and modifications while preserving its characteristic Venetian Romanesque style. The simple façade with a gable and a beautiful portal gives the church a modest yet inviting charm.

The interior of the church is equally unadorned but houses some remarkable artworks, including the main altarpiece "Holy Family" by Domenico Tintoretto and the painting "Crucifixion" by Benedetto Diana. These artworks are part of Venice's rich cultural heritage, adding a special artistic touch to the church.

What sets Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio apart is the serene and tranquil atmosphere it offers. In contrast to the crowded tourist attractions in Venice, this church provides a haven of quiet and contemplation. Both locals and visitors seek refuge here from the city's hustle and bustle to peacefully appreciate the beauty of the church.

If you're exploring Venice and seeking an authentic and relaxing experience, do not overlook the Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio. It is a hidden gem in the city that boasts a rich history, captivating artworks, and a peaceful ambiance that will leave you enchanted.


Highlights of your visit

  • The Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio boasts a unique architectural style, making it a standout among Venice's churches.
  • It is one of the few remaining works of Lorenzo Lotto, the renowned Italian painter of the Renaissance.
  • Situated away from the usual tourist routes, this church offers a hidden gem for those seeking a more authentic and less crowded experience in Venice.


Opening Hours

The Chiesa di San Giacomo all'Orio is open from Monday to Saturday, with the following hours of operation: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM.

Please note that the church is closed on Sundays, as well as on the following holidays:

January 1st, Easter, August 15th, and December 25th.

The last admission is allowed at 4:20 PM.


Reservation of your ticket

You can obtain the Chorus Pass by presenting your Venice City Pass at the ticket counter of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio, or Chiesa di San Sebastiano.

This pass grants you access to 14 specified churches.

Please keep the Chorus Pass for visiting the other churches.



  • In Chiesa di San Giacomo all'Orio, modest attire is expected, which means covered shoulders and knees. Sleeveless tops, shorts, miniskirts, and hats are not permitted. It's important to adhere to these clothing guidelines as a sign of respect for the religious setting and those who visit the church.



Getting there

The two nearest Vaporetto stops are:

Riva de Biasio: Here, you can find lines 1, 5.1, and 5.2. This stop provides easy access to Chiesa di San Giacomo all'Orio and is located near the Mocenigo Palace.

San Stae: Line 1 stops at San Stae. This stop is also close to the church and offers a convenient way to reach it.

In the vicinity of Chiesa di San Giacomo all'Orio, you'll also discover cultural treasures such as Ca' Pesaro, an art museum, as well as Venice's natural history museum, Museo di Storia Naturale. These attractions enrich any visit to Venice and provide the opportunity to further explore the city's rich cultural and artistic history.


Address of Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio

Campo S. Giacomo dell'Orio, 30135 Venezia, Italy

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