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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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  • Entrance fee, 3.5 euros, open until 16-30. Accademia Gallery and the Peggy Guggenheim, the Church of Maria Salute are in a 20-minute walk from the Church of San Sebastian. You can plan them in one day. Church Ode talent Veronese.
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  • When I walk into a church in Venice sometimes it occurs to me that the paintings are overkill. The marble itself is so incredibly beautiful. It shines on the gleaming pillars and shining floors and ca...  more »
  • 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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  • 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