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Church of the Frari

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Venice, Italy.

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Venice has many great churches, but this Franciscan church has the second tallest bell tower in the city – after St. Mark’s – so it calls for attention. In rose coloured brick in the rather simple Italian Gothic style, this church has a far more ornate interior than exterior, but it’s still quite austere as far as Italian churches go.

Venetian churches are more proud of their art than their bell towers and the art here is of the calibre you would expect when you hear that Antonio Canova’s heart is interred here in a tomb has designed himself for the painter Titan who is also interred here. The church is ornamented with works by Donatello, Giovanni Bellini and Tullio Lombardo as well as Titan’s own work ‘Assumption of the Virgin’ which sits over the high altar.

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