The Breath taking Painting tour : The Frari Chuch, the Scuola Grande di san Rocco and Ca’ Rezzonico
Nothing compares to seeing the original masterpieces of Art in situ. Come with us and we will show you the pioneers of the Venetian schools in three major sites: the monumental gothic Church of Santa Maria dei Frari .
The Franciscan humanism inspired by Renaissance painters like Bellini and Titian. We are absolutely sure that you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of The Assumption.
Behind the Frari Church there is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco where Tintoretto, the greatest mannerist painter of Venice spent almost 20 years decorating its ceilings and walls. You will see his personal interpretation of the Old and New Testaments (through a huge collection of canvases commissioned by the brotherhood dedicated to assist those inflicted with the plague).
The tour will end in to the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum, a typical Baroque and Rococo palace overlooking the Grand Canal: you will experience the luxurious decadence of the Venetian Aristocracy in the 18th century. Golden French furniture, Venetian mirrors, Chinese porcelains, Murano glass chandeliers and oil paintings, pastels, frescoes and tapestry.
This is the only place in Venice where the blue sky opens to let plump cherubs and gorgeous gods pass by.