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Church of San Sebastiano

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Address: Campo San Sebastiano | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 5282487 , 39 41 2750462 Chorus
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Veronese Buried Here!

This lovely church is most famous for the whole series of paintings and fresoes by painter Paolo Caliari, better known as Veronese. Don’t miss the painting by Titian (painted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This lovely church is most famous for the whole series of paintings and fresoes by painter Paolo Caliari, better known as Veronese. Don’t miss the painting by Titian (painted when his was 80) and a funerary monument by Sansovino done in 1955. There is a bust marking the location of Veronese's tomb - who dedicated a large portion of his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The last church we visited in Venice. One of three we visited in the wonderfully quiet Dorsoduro area. Nothing to "look at" as we approached from the rear. But inside it was lovely. Decorated mostly by the under-rated Veronese it is really worth a visit. There was a little renovation work being done, but don't let that put you off.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Although it was raining very heavily when we visited Venice we lost ourselves in Dorsoduro popping in and out of the many churches. The Church of San Sebastiano stands out in my memory as being a nice example.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I adore churches and cathedrals and this was another magnificent one to add to the list. Can't go there and not see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This 16th-century church has one of the most colourful interiors in Venice, thanks to the genius artistry of Veronese who from 1555 to 1560 was commissioned to decorate the sacristy ceiling, the nave ceiling, the frieze, the east end of the choir, the high altar...all rich and radiant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Chiesa di San Sebastiano (Church of San Sebastiano) is a small church found in the western side of Dorsoduro district, best known for being decorated by Paolo Veronese, the gifted Italian Renaissance painter. Opening hours are 10am-5pm. The church was founded at the end of the 14th century and is noted for being one of the Plague churches in Venice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

San Sebastiano is an architectural gem in a quiet part of Dorsoduro, not far from Venice's main bus and train stations. There is a small admission fee and information sheets in various languages guide you around the works of art, of which there are many. If you only visit one church during your trip to Venice, this one is worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

At the far end of the Zattere is this lovely church that is designed a bit differently than most. The symmetrical columns up and down either side are quite striking. Truly a beautiful and worthwhile church to visit but I am hard pressed to find a church in Venice that isn't worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a very attractive little church well off the beaten path in Dorsoduro, so it is relatively quiet and not too many tourists. There is a vaporetto stop close by, San Basilio, line #2. The church is currently under renovation and the art looks wonderful--they are doing a great job! The church was the parish church of Veronese, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This church is being restored over decades by Save Venice, Inc. The ceiling in particular is amazing, as is the little chapel to the left rear of the building. As it is still under restoration, the church seems partially finished. However, it is one of the great monuments of Venice - not to be missed.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.