The Madonna dell’Orto may not look as impressive as some other famous Italian churches from the outside, but step inside and you’ll immediately be rewarded for venturing out of the touristy part of town to find this little masterpiece, which is small and beautifully constructed. Built in Gothic style in the mid-14th century for the Humiliati religious order (which no longer exists), the façade boasts large stained glass windows to let light into the gorgeous interior. Pay the small fee to get in, and take a look at some of Tintoretto’s best works; this is effectively an intimate museum of some of the best Renaissance art in Venice.
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