Early Renaissance church near the train station
The church of San Giobbe was built in the second half of the 15th century and was dedicated to the prophet Job from the Old Testament. Next to San Zaccaria it is one of the finest examples of Venetian architecture in the transition phase between Gothic and early Renaissance eras. The Campanile was built by Antonio Gambello in late Gothic style while the dome and the portal by Pietro Lombardo already possess the style of the early Renaissance. The Capella Martini – also in early Renaissance style – with its colourful glazed terracotta tiles is a highlight in the interior of San Giobbe. Also of interest are the statue of St. Peter by Paris Bordone and the gravestone of the church founder, the Doge Cristoforo Moro, just before the high altar. The triptych in the sacristy was painted by Antonio Vivarini.
If you stroll along the Fondamenta San Giobbe, in front of the church, to the end of the canal, you have a beautiful view of the northern lagoon of Venice.
free entrance with Chorus pass
Landing stage: Stazione S. Lucia