The church of Frari and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco ( Tintoretto and Titian)

This itinerary will take you to discovery of Venetian history, architecture and art. You will visit the Frari Church, which houses works of art from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century and tombs of important Doges, such as Francesco Foscari and the mausoleums of Titian Vecellio and Antonio Canova. Inside the church are preserved some masterpieces by Titian, Giovanni Bellini and Paolo Veneziano. A few steps away there is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where Jacopo Tintoretto and his son Domenico worked all their lives making the building a true monument to the art of Tintoretto. In addition to Tintoretto’s paintings, the Scuola is rich in statues and decorations in marble and wood, in particular the bizarre and unique allegorical creations of the sculptor Francesco Pianta. During the visit I will give you also unusual information about Tintoretto’s family taken from my studies in the State Archive of Venice. The tour will end with a short walk in the Dorsoduro district. Duration 3 hours.

Andrea Palladio: the church of Saint George and the Redeemer

This guided tour will take you to discover two churches located on the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore and Giudecca and designed by the architect Andrea Palladio, one of the protagonists of Venetian architecture of the sixteenth century. Inside the buildings there are some masterpieces of the sixteenth century Veneto, including paintings by Jacopo Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese. From the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore and Giudecca you can also enjoy an extraordinary view of Venice. The tour includes also a short walk tour to discover the Giudecca Island. The visit takes place by vaporetto or private water-taxi. Duration: 3 hours. For information on these guided tours contact me: fiorellapagotto@gmail.com