May 7, 2024

Hidden Corners of the Frari Basilica

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Discover one of the city's top attractions, the Frari Basilica and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, on this private tour.

Meet your guide in the Campo San Tomà and procede together to the most important Franciscan Church in Venice, the Frari Basilica.

On your way you will hear the legend of the “honest woman” and about the miracle performed by Saint Francis in the Venetian lagoon.

Discover the beginnings of the Franciscan Order in Venice before entering the Gothic Frari Basilica, housing masterpieces by Titian, Donatello, Bellini and many more. Marvel at Titian’s masterpieces, the “Assunta” and the “Pala Pesaro”, that revolutionized Renaissance art, before hearing the story about Titian’s tomb and discovering his (lost) last place of rest in the Frari Basilica. Decipher the breathtaking tomb of talented sculptor Antonio Canova before marvelling at the only artwork by famous Renaissance artist Donatello to be found in the lagoon and awing at Bellini’s masterpiece in the sacristy. Conclude the tour discovering the Church of Saint Roch and one of the most important confraternities in Venice, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, located right behind the Frari Basilica.

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