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  • After the Basilica of St. Mark, the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is the most remarkable ecclesiastical complex in Venice, and one of the most important Franciscan monasteries in Italy.

    Originally built between 1250 and 1338 by the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, the convent was thoroughly reconstructed in the XIVth century, based on a plan sometimes attributed to Friar Scipione Bon, in a grand Gothic-Cistercian style with three naves and seven apsidal chapels.

    Over the centuries the Basilica has come to house an incredible treasure of exceptionally important and valuable works of art, that will take you on a journey through the history of art and devotion in Venice from the XVth to the XVIIIth century. It is home to what is perhaps Titian’s greatest masterpiece of his mature years: the evocative “Assumption” (1516-1518) painted by the artist to hang over the main altar, captures and dilates the vanishing point visible from the central nave, and the Pala Pesaro altarpiece.

    The Triptych of the “Virgin and Child with Saints” by Giovanni Bellini (1488), hanging in the Pesaro Chapel in the sacristy and considered one of the masterpieces of XVth century Venetian painting, is an ideal match to the “Triptych of Saint Mark” (1474) by  Bartolomeo Vivarini in the elegant Corner Chapel.

  • Free admission to three churches on the Chorus Circuit | Only for Venezia FC Insider Pass International

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