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Chiesa di San Sebastiano, Venice

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • A little secluded, away from the main flow of tourists, this small church is a gem. Most striking is the splendid ceiling with three pictures painted by Veronese with stories of Queen Esther, outstanding for the boldness of perspective views. But the whole Church is a real "my Gallery" of the brilliant painter, who began to work painting the ceiling of the sacristy and then passed to the frescoes in the nave, the fronts of the organ and the paintings of the presbytery (the latter currently under restoration). The Church is part of the Chorus circuit, admission is 3 euros, definitely well spent (should the combined ticket for 12 euros which allows the visit of about fifteen churches within a year).
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  • 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.
  • Lovely place
  • Nice spot
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  • A jewel off the busiest tourist routes. An island of peace where Veronese's constant presence. Pity that just the part with the organ and the grave of the master are being restored. Don't miss the sacristy.
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