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Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria Glorisoa dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," the "Assumption" and the...more
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Have been here a few times over the years and love it. What made this visit different is that we came after dark. With the lights on you see so much more than in daylight. If you can leave it late in the day.
Well worrth having the potable voice guide as this explians so much of the fabulous art wok and sculpture. The tombs are quite breathtaking and Titian's Ascension blows you away. The magnificent building is in itself worth a visit
The interior is really spectacular. Every nave, and there are many, is more beautiful than the last. Quite a show stopper. The outside is not as ornate as some churches, but the inside more than makes up for it. It doesn't take long to go...More
The church was built by the followers of St Francis of Assisi shortly after his death. The church showcases many paintings, including those done by Titian, and Titian is buried here.
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The largest church in Venice and full of masterpieces by Bellini and other local artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The dimension and beauty of this place is extraordinary and covers several layers of Venetian history and art. Getting to it is another...More
For several euros, you get to see a fine Titian altar piece and another by Giovanni Bellini. There is also a wood sculpture of St John the Baptist by Donatello. I have been there three times over the years and will return again. It is...More
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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SunyCloudyRainy's memory HAS faded. It is €3 for everyone though with the Chorus card (€12) you get one free entry to 18 churches which is really good value. It's available at the entrance of the participating churches... More
SunyCloudyRainy's memory HAS faded. It is €3 for everyone though with the Chorus card (€12) you get one free entry to 18 churches which is really good value. It's available at the entrance of the participating churches like the Frari. The Chorus card site also has information about opening times, temporary closures, feast days and musical concerts- some of which are free. Google their website.
With your back to Canal Grande, reach Campo San Toma. From there follow red signs for Scuola Grande S. Rocco, and you'll get there in 2 minutes tops (San Rocco is a square behind Frari). Doesn't really matter, which bystreet... More
With your back to Canal Grande, reach Campo San Toma. From there follow red signs for Scuola Grande S. Rocco, and you'll get there in 2 minutes tops (San Rocco is a square behind Frari). Doesn't really matter, which bystreet you take, they all lead there, as long as you turn your back on the Canal.