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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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Chiesa di San Sebastiano - The church decorated by Veronese

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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Ferndale, Michigan
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Lovely church, which we visited in a bit of a hurry! We went to see the majolica glass floor in one of the chapels, but (fortunately and unfortunately) it had been taken up for refurbishment. However, there was a chapel/sacristy with many veronese paintings depicting various biblical scenes and the organ had beautifully painted shutters, which was quite unusual for... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Church of San Sebastiano could renew one's religious belief and ardor to be closer to the Heavenly God! Entering it gives a unique experience of reliving the past. . . . how to be a Christian in those days. The solemnity of the place can always make the visit in a very personal mode to be closer to God.

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Albany NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

It's in a part of the city that seems more real and less touristy

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

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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.