Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is home to several Venetian Renaissance masterpiece, including Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints" and Titan's "Assumptions" and "Pesaro Madonna." This Italian Gothic-style church was built in the mid-13th century. It has many funerary monuments, including Titan's. Pick up an audio guide to learn more about the history of the church, its artworks, and the significant people whose remains lie here. The church enforces a strict no-photos policy, but you can purchase postcards from the gift shop. With our online itinerary creator, Venice attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The church itself impresses with its energized high spatiality. The highlight is the image of Titian. Whether you like it or not, this picture was a scandal and the monks didn't want it until the merien was perceived as obscene, inappropriate. Too free, too big... The monument to Canova is also worth seeing, and other ancient painting and painting of Meistern-Bellini, Vivarini, Veneziano, Donatello, Vittoria.
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  • Smaller than st marks basilica this church is still beautiful and worth a visit. A lot less crowds here too. It’s a short walk from the Rialto but it’s a stunning walk.  more »
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  • Two words - JUST GO! The best 3 € I’ve ever spent. This Basilica runs a close second next to San Marco. It’s rather simple exterior belies the beauty of the priceless art inside. We were 2 of less than a couple of dozen people inside at 10am on a Saturday morning. St. Mark’s on the other hand had throngs! If crowds aren’t your thing and you’d like to see one of Italy’s most important Franciscan sites, it’s a 5 minute walk from the San Toma vaporetto stop.
  • This was my third visit to this basilica. I always listen to the free Rick Steves audio tour. Excellent. There is something truly unique and wonderful about seeing art where it was intended. That coupled with the unique and historically significant pieces cinch it for me. Well worth the time and visit!
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