Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Everyone wanted the commission to paint this building dedicated to the patron saint of the plague-stricken, so Tintoretto cheated:...
Chiesa di San Rocco
Originally built by Bartolomeo Bon in 1489–1508, this church got a baroque facelift in 1765–71 with a grand portal flanked by Giovanni...
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
Flagellants founded this confraternity in 1261, and it served as social club to the Council of Ten, Venice’s dreaded secret service....
Shocking but true: sometimes even Venetians need a break from the usual spritz , and crave a fortifying Guinness or minty mojito...
Dire B&B breakfasts with packaged croissants are corrected at Tonolo, which serves flaky apfelstrudel (apple pastry), velvety bignè...
Campo dei Frari · interesting places nearby
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This soaring Italian-brick Gothic church features marquetry choir stalls, Canova's pyramid mausoleum, Bellini's achingly sweet Madonna with Child triptych in the sacristy and Longhena's creepy Doge Pesaro funereal monument – yet visitors are inevitably drawn to the small altarpiece. This is Titian's 1518 Assumption, in which a radiant red-cloaked Madonna reaches heavenward, steps onto a cloud and escapes this mortal coil. Titian himself died in 1576 and is buried here near his celebrated masterpiece.
With his Assumption, Titian really outdid himself, upstaging even his own 1526 Pesaro Altarpiece near the entry.
Titian was lost to the plague at age 94, but legend has it that strict rules of quarantine were bent to allow his burial here.