San Giacomo dell'Orio

Church in Venice

San Giacomo Dell Orio
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The Chiesa di San Giacomo dall’Orio is a church located in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. The origin of the church’s name is unknown. Possibilities include being named after a laurel (lauro) that once stood nearby, a version of dal Rio (“of the river”), or once standing on an area of dried-up swamp (luprio). It was founded in the 9th century and rebuilt in 1225. The campanile dates from this period. There have been a number of rebuildings since that time (including a major renovation in 1532) and the ship’s keel roof dates from the 14th century. Two of the columns were brought back from the Fourth Crusade, after the sacking of Constantinople.

San Giacomo dall’Orio is a parish church of the Vicariate of San Polo-Santa Croce-Dorsoduro. The other churches in the parish are the churches of San Stae and San Zan Degolà.

San Giacomo dell’Orio was the parish church of the painter Giambattista Pittoni who was buried there in 1767.

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Visiting San Giacomo dell'Orio


10.30am-4.30pm Mon-Sat


adult/reduced €3/1.50, with Chorus Pass free

Address: San Giacomo dell'Orio, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration: 15 minutes

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