Venetian churches host, and are themselves, masterpieces built and decorated in different centuries and with various artistic techniques.
Walking from San Zaccaria to Santa Maria Formosa, passing by Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, you can observe how the artistic taste evolved in Venice, from the Gothic style to Renaissance elements, both in the architectural structure and in all the arts involved in the decorative apparatus: from Vivarini’s polyptychs to Andrea del Castagno’s frescoes and Bellini’s altarpieces, up to Veronese’s magnificent canvases; from the Gothic bas-reliefs and sculptures to the exquisite examples of Renaissance perfection created by the sculptors Pietro and Tullio Lombardo.
Time: 2 hours
Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. When visiting religious buildings, an appropriate dress code has to be observed (no bare shoulders, no miniskirts, no shorts). The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.