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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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  • Was there on 10 Apr 2017. Was disappointed that the external facade was undergoing renovation. Some parts of its interior was also cordoned off. Wasted the time going there!  more »
  • Outside the places most popular by tourists, in the Dorsoduro district, 12 minutes from Piazzale Roma, we found this gem that is missed in our trip to Venice. The exterior was completely covered by scaffolding and façade was not seen, but inside is wonderful, particularly the ceilings. The most outstanding feature of this church are the paintings of the Veronese, whose body lies here, next to the body, close to the head. You can't miss the sacristy, which is spectacular. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10.30 to 16.30 hours. It is closed on Sundays. The entry price is €3 adults and €1,50 reduced ticket. It can be accessed with the Chorus Pass, which for €12 the full ticket €8 reduced ticket or €24 the family ticket, allows us to access 18 churches dependent on the Patriarchate of Venice.
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  • It is a little because my son is named Sebastian that we continued our tour on this site, and despite his bad, good fortune... feel free, to make the detours
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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