Titian's Venice Tour, Venice

Titian's Venice Tour, Venice
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Titian
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Tiziano Vecelli, also known as Titian, was one of the greatest painters of all time. He represents the Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. His works are well-known for their realistic interpretation of biblical episodes. Titian had a style of his own that cannot be compared with that of the other artists of his period. This tour will guide you through the most important places in Titian's life and work.

Titian's Venice Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Titian's Venice Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Author: naomi
Doge's Palace

1) Doge's Palace (must see)

The Doge's Palace was the symbol and the heart of political life and administration throughout the history of the Republic of Venice. Since 1923 the Palace has been open as a museum to the public. After receiving the patent, Titian became an overseer of official work and was engaged to finish the work of Giovanni Bellini, in the Doge's Palace. Also he was hired by the dukes to paint their portraits and he finished 20 of them. You can admire the amazing work done by Titian throughout...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Nino Barbieri
Sight description based on wikipedia
Fondaco dei Tedeschi

2) Fondaco dei Tedeschi (must see)

The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a historic building in Venice, northern Italy, situated on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. It was the headquarters and restricted living quarters of the city's German merchants. A broad definition was taken of the term German which included what would today be regarded as separate nationalities. First constructed in 1228, the building was rebuilt between 1505 and 1508, after its destruction in a fire. The reconstruction produced a very functional 4-floor...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Andreas Praefcke
Sight description based on wikipedia
Chiesa San Giovanni Elemosinario

3) Chiesa San Giovanni Elemosinario

Chiesa San Giovanni Elemosinario was founded in 1071 and then rebuilt by Antonio Scarpagnino after the Rialto fire. It is the most interesting example of Gothic architecture that has remained comparatively intact in Venice. This small church has, on its high altar, a painting of the titular saint, San Giovanni, by Titian. In the left aisle there is a fragment of a bas-relief dating from the Middle Ages, representing the Night of the Birth of...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Polylerus
Sight description based on wikipedia
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

4) Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (must see)

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari was founded at the beginning of the 13th century and during the decades that followed it was enlarged several times in order to accommodate the growing number of parishioners. Inside is located the biggest altar-piece in Venice, "Assumption of the Virgin" by Titian. The other piece of art by Titian in the church is "Madonna di Ca 'Pesaro", under which lies the grave of the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Welleschik
Sight description based on wikipedia
Accademia Galleries

5) Accademia Galleries (must see)

Gallerie dell' Accademia was founded primarily as an art school in 1750. It had the most famous art teachers of the time from all over Italy. With time it came to house a host of paintings by well-known Venetian and Italian artists. Here are presented several works of Titian, including his last work "Pieta". The painting was finished after his death by Jacopo Palma il Giovane.

The greatest names of Italian art such as: Bellini, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Titian,...   view more
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Tab59
Sight description based on wikipedia
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario

6) Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario (must see)

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario, also called Chiesa di Gesuati, is located in the Sestiere Dorsoduro, along the Giudecca canal in Venice. The current building was constructed in 1724 on behalf of Dominican friars, with the financial help coming from the entire city. The architect of the church was Giorgio Massari. Titian painted "The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" especially for this church in the period of 1548-1559. St. Lawrence is the patron saint of the poor and the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Waysider83
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

7) Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (must see)

Santa Maria della Salute (English: Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It is one of the best expressions of Baroque architecture in Venice. It stands on a narrow finger of land between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Vaghestelledellorsa
Sight description based on wikipedia

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