If you are fond of art and you want to see something different from the usual highlights of Venice, you can book the private tour of Frari Church and School of St. Rocco. This is a private tour of Venice with a local Venetian guide, an art expert that will engage you during the whole tour. You will be able to learn anecdotes and stories above the two painters and their rivalry and discover the real meaning hidden in their paintings.
Our visit for art lovers begins with a tour of Santa Maria dei Frari Church in Venice, where you will see “The Assumption of the Virgin Mary” the most celebrated painting by Titian. The church of the Frari hosts also the tomb of Titian, as he requested to be buried there after his death which occurred in 1527. Among the innumerable art works you cannot miss there “the Triptych” of Giovanni Bellini; Donatello’s “St. John the Baptist” and “Virgin with the Child among Saints and the Doge” by Paolo Veneziano. The church has a very simple external architecture but once you will enter it you will be astonished by the beauty and its Renaissance art works. Your next stop will be at the School of St. Rocco, confraternity founded in 1478 by a group of wealthy Venetian citizens. The School of St. Rocco is very impressive, it has a magnificent inlaid marble floor and the most important art works of Jacopo Tintoretto commissioned between 1564 and 1587, showing episodes from the Bible.
Going to Venice without seeing the spectacular artworks of Titian and Tintoretto is like going to Rome and miss the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel!
While Titian and Tintoretto where working in Venice at the service of the aristocratic families, Raphael and Michelangelo were working in Rome at the service of the Pope.
With our private Tour of Frari Church and St. Rocco school in Venice you will discover a more off-the-beaten-track version of the city, learning about Venetian painters, aristocratic families and their mecenate during the 1500s.