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Basilica dei Frari, Venice

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Basilica dei Frari is home to several Venetian Renaissance masterpiece, including Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints" and Titan's "Assumptions" and "Pesaro Madonna." This Italian Gothic-style church was built in the mid-13th century. It has many funerary monuments, including Titan's. Pick up an audio guide to learn more about the history of the church, its artworks, and the significant people whose remains lie here. The church enforces a strict no-photos policy, but you can purchase postcards from the gift shop. Our Venice vacation route planner makes visiting Basilica dei Frari and other Venice attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • What a grandiose church it is this one. We got in around 5:30, which if I remember if I remember correctly it was the last time admittance, and we did not pay entrance ans my girlfriend was able to ta...  more »
  • Highlight them cemeteries to both sides of the ship and any of the paintings that can find in the tour. They supplied you with input - €3 - a booklet which allows you to identify each of the works.
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  • Unprepossessing from the outside this building is simply amazing inside. We visit regularly, get the audio guide it's well worth it. 
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  • Awesome place. Lot of famous people were buried here. And lot of paintings inside. Must see in Venice
  • It's a beautiful basilica and it's very peaceful here. Above the high altar you will find a beautiful painting of Titian. And more painting by him in this Basilica. You will even find his grave here. It's on the left side of the high altar.
  • This splendid church with its cathedral-like proportions and varied art collection, which must rival many museums, is on the 'must see' list for visitors to Venice. Most people come to see the Titian Assumption which is glorious but make sure you make time to admire the impressive carved choir-stalls, the intriguing monument to Canova, and the beautiful Bellini Madonna in a side-chapel. For music lovers you can admire the humble but dignified and moving tombstone for Monteverdi in the Cappella Milanese, albeit through a locked gate! The church is part of the Chorus scheme, which entails a modest admission charge but does mean that it is open continuously from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday and also on Sunday afternoons.
  • I'm glad my tour guide took us to this place it has many crypts and the altar is absolutely stunning
  • Check out the best Bellini it's in the small room on the right at the back as you walk in!