San Giacomo dell'Orio
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.
Works of art
- Francesco Bassano (Madonna in Glory and St John the Baptist preaching in the new sacristy, the latter including portraits of Bassano's family and Titian)
- Lorenzo Lotto (Madonna and Four Saints, the altarpiece of the high altar)
- Palma il Giovane (Mystery of the Eucharist covering the walls and part of the ceiling of the old sacristy; two scenes from The Life of St Laurence in the north transept)
- Paolo Veneziano (painted Crucifix hanging in front of the high altar (attributed))
- Veronese (Sts. Laurence, Jerome and Prosper, altarpiece in the north transept; Allegory of Faith and The Doctors of the Church on the ceiling of the new sacristy (both by Veronese's workshop))