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Chiesa di San Sebastiano, Venice
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Discover notable works by Paolo Veronese at Chiesa di San Sebastiano, which is filled with paintings, ceiling canvases, and frescoes by the Renaissance artist. One of Venice's "plague churches" constructed to placate divine punishment sent in the form of pestilence, this structure also houses several works by Tintoretto and Titian. Its plain facade belies an abundance of artistic masterpieces inside, created by some of Italy's most celebrated painters. Pay special attention to Veronese's paintings near the altar, in which a bound Saint Sebastian confronts his tormentors. Before you leave, pay homage to Veronese by visiting his tomb, located just left of the presbytery. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Venice holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chiesa di San Sebastiano and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Reading all the churches in the Venice, this was one of the place I had to see. For most people, this church is off the beaten path. You can get off at the San Basilio station, Dorsoduro # 2, 5.1, 5.2...  more »
  • The Church of Saint Sebastian is a splendor of architecture and decorations of Veronese. Well restored and partly still being restored, it has one flaw: you can't climb to the Barco of nuns where there are the most beautiful frescoes by Veronese. It is useless to have an image on the poster and then not give the opportunity to see her in who pays the ticket. For this rating 4 and not 5
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  • Outside of the tourist routes, this is a small church which is an extraordinary museum about the work of Veronese. Not to be missed
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  • The Church of San Sebastiano is not on the main touristic itineraries of the city and is not often open, yet it represents an extremely fine building packed with beautiful works of art of Veronese, a very important Italian painter.
  • San Sebastiano, which is surely one of the most charming of Venetian churches, is a tribute to the genius of one man, the painter Veronese. The artist from Verona worked on the church for almost three decades of his life and in 1588 it became his place of burial.
  • il campanile è ancora dritto!
  • Lovely place
  • Nice spot