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Chiesa di San Sebastiano

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Address: Campo San Sebastiano, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 5282487 , 39 41 2750462 Chorus
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Venice Art Tour with Entrance to the Gallerie dell'Accademia

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Gem in Dorsoduro Section

This church is a Must See in Venice, particularly if one's stay is more than 4 days. It is a bit off the beaten path and away from the more typical tourist areas of Venice. Best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This church is a Must See in Venice, particularly if one's stay is more than 4 days. It is a bit off the beaten path and away from the more typical tourist areas of Venice. Best way to get there is to take the Ponte dell'Accademia, then head to the west. Many Veronese paintings here, and if possible see the... More 

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Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

If you are a lover of Veronese, you have to come here. I was not familiar with him before, but this church helped me become obsessed with Venetian painters - Veronese, Tintoretto, Titian. The church itself is a little haven of peace in the backstreets of Venice - unassuming outside, but a riot of colour and art within. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Full of angels. One of very seldom churches get me crying in silence. Small but harmony cruch. Veronese loved animals and mystery of old stories from bible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Unassuming smaller church tucked away in Dorsoduro. But the walls, ceiling, chapels etc. are chock full of Veronese. Gorgeous. Well worth a visit and the nominal entry fee.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

The church is in a quiet part of town, the Dorsoduro sestriere near the trendy Zattere area The facade is a sober white stone XXth century architecture Inside there is a full cycle of paintings by Paolo Veronese: really stunning. The painter is buried in the church. People in Venice prayed Saint Sebastian to free them from cholera epidemics. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Very well worth the three euros! The Veronese ceiling and sacristy are exquisite. A jewel in this quiet corner of the Dorsoduro.

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Bodø, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the churces you have to pay € 3 to enter, although I got permission to sit in the back for a short prayer without any payment. For a tourist that want to just take a look at a couple of random churches, pick another.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Our local guide was so full of information, didn't mind a million questions. There was so much to take in and the thought of how old the church was is staggering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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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.