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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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Beautiful church

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Peggy W
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Grand Junction, Colorado

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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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Glasgow, Scotland
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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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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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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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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.