The erection of the Franciscans Basilica, called Frari
Church, began in 1300 on an initial smaller church.
Together with the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, it
is the largest gothic church in Venice. Both churches are home to a wealth
of graves belonging to Doges and other distinguished protagonists of the
Serenissima, a real funerary art museums.
In their interiors we find sublime art works, such as
the Assumption and the Pesaro Madonna by Titian, which reveal this
painter’s portraitist skills since a young age. His funerary monument is
also housed in this church.
The Church of San Salvador, located in Venice
commercial heart, is the burial site for Doge Venier and many other
monuments. Here we can also admire two altarpieces by the great master
The tour includes:
Basilica dei Frari: paintings by Bellini, Titian, not allowed on