The Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio (or San Giacomo Apostolo - St James the Apostle) is a church in Venice, northern Italy, ... More
San Giacomo dell'Orio
The Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio (or San Giacomo Apostolo - St James the Apostle) is a church in Venice, northern Italy, located in the sestiere (quarter) of Santa Croce). 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. San Giacomo dall'Orio is a parish church of the Vicariate of San Polo-Santa Croce-Dorsoduro. The other churches in the parish are San Stae and San Zandegolà. Source: Wikipedia
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
This church was once part of a large monastery complex spread out between Via Santa Chiara, Via Benedetto Croce, Giovanni
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Dating back to the 12th Century, this church has now been completely restored to all its ancient splendour. While the
foundation dates back to the 12th Century, its first restoration, when the floor was completed, dates back to the ...