Church of San Giacomo dell'Orio
The façade of the church.
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The Chiesa di S. Giacomo dell'Orio, or San Giacomo dell'Orio as it is locally known, was founded in the year 900 and is a Catholic church.
This church was supposedly founded in the 6th century, but the first written evidence of the church dates back to the 11th century. While the church was dedicated to Saint James the Great, its name is derived from a del lauro, or of the bay tree, after the tree said to be growing on the site when the church was built. Over the next five centuries, the church was rebuilt three times due to either fire or earthquakes. The 16th century rebuild is the version that is standing today. A prominent feature from this renovation is the wooden ship's keep roof. Since then, a smaller restoration project occurred at the beginning of the 20th century. The church remains open and active.
Structure of Building
The image below depicts the floor plan of San Giacomo dell'Orio, including the location of the Church Floor Artifacts.
- ↑ Lorenzetti, Giulio. “Venice and its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide” Edizoni LINT S.R.L. Italy. 1994.
- ↑ Cotton, Jeff. “Churches of Venice” 2012. http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/index.htm