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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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  • Despite being one of the churches don't miss Venice, San Sebastian remains outside the choices that a tourist is among the things to see in the city. Shame because here would find extraordinary works by Veronese in the prime of his maturity. Paolo Caliari is also buried in this church. Belongs to the Chorus circuit, useful then buy the pass € 12 which allows entry to eighteen churches. Unfortunately on Saturday 28 January I saw close the Church at 16.10 and deny entry, at 16, to a couple in possession of the pass. The Church should close at 16.30 with last entry at 16.20. Sunday is not open to visitors but only for masses.
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  • Small church in defiladed area compared to the flow of tourists to Venice and not far from piazza San Marco, true testament of Veronese because completely painted and painted by the great Venetian painter, the apse (now being restored) the nave and the sacristy (real gem), around twenty paintings and murals really beautiful and not to be missed if lovers of Renaissance art. The Church also hosts the tombstone by Veronese. Tickets cost 3 euros, rating almost maximum because we believe that churches should be open access, but this has nothing to do with the size of the works. Recommended!!
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  • People rave about Tintoretto's work at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, but Veronese's work here (done in his twenties) is stunning! Seeing this church made me rethink Veronese as an artist. One of the...  more »
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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!
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