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Walk to Scuola Grande di San Rocco

  • Price: FREE
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Wandering around the back of the Frari takes you directly to the Campo San Rocco and the school with its breathtaking artworks.

1:50 pm — Scuola Grande di San Rocco & Lunch

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes (Opening hours are daily 9.30am – 5.30pm Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter Day. Admission free)

On the ceilings of the school you can find some of Tintoretto’s mannerist artworks at their very best.

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Lunchtime: Now should be a good time to take a rest and grab a bite to eat, depending on the time either before looking around the Frari and Scuola Rosso or just after. Frary’s Restaurant provides a great choice of traditional Italian lunch and a great selection of ethnic dishes, the Greek musaka being a particular favorite. All at a reasonable price and great service. (Closed Tuesday)

Walk to Ponte del Tette

  • Price: FREE
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Retrace your steps back past the Frari and over the canal and turn left heading for Campo San Ostin. Here you take the right hand exit, along Calle Ca Dona and continue ahead through the maze of narrow lanes and squares. Just before reaching the Rio de San Boldo canal you turn right and then left and cross at the Ponte del Fomer. Once across take the second turning right and straight on to Venice’s seedy bridge.

Ponte del Tette

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 10 minutes

The “Bridge of Tits” was the heart of the red light district in 15th century Venice. The bridge gained this name as the officials were worried about the increase in homosexuality in Venice and so the prostitutes were encouraged to bare their breasts from the bridge and surrounding windows in the hope of converting people.

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Walk to the Church of San Cassiano

  • Price: FREE
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Continuing along the Fondamente de le Tette, into Calle della Regina and around until you once again reach the Rio de San Cassan canal and the church.

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Church of San Cassiano

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 20 minutes (Opening hours are Tues – Sat 9am – 12noon and 5pm – 7pm)

The local church of Renaissance artist Tintoretto and is where you can see three examples of his work. San Cassiano is the patron saint of School

Teachers and an 18th century painting by Balestra depicts him being attacked by children. The church also once held a fifteenth century painting by Messina, which later reappeared and now can be viewed in Vienna. There is also a ceiling fresco and alter piece by the eighteenth century artist Giambattista Pittoni.

Walk to Ca Pesaro

  • Price: FREE
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Once you have had a look around carry on ahead and back over the bridge and back onto the Calle delle Regina about 50 meters further along. Take the next turning left and across the Rio do Torri, turning first right which leads to Ca Pesaro.

Ca Pesaro

  • Price: $5.50 (for a single adult)
  • Duration: 30 minutes

(Opening hours 9:00 – 14:00 Tues – Sun. Admission €5.50)

The marble Baroque palace on the Grand Canal, since 1897 it has been home to the Museum of Modern Art and Oriental Art. The Museum of Modem Art contains an excellent collection of works by De Chirico, Maitisse, Klee, Kandinsky, Chagall and Klimt. The Oriental collection has over 30,000 artifacts, mainly Japanese including armor, weapons and paintings.

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Walk to the Church of San Stae

  • Price: FREE
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After you leave Ca Pesaro, cross the Rio de la Pergola and the Rio de San Stae canals before reaching the Campo San Stae with its glorious church and views of the Grand Canal.

Church of San Stae

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 10 minutes

A richly decorated 11th century church with the later 17th century facade facing onto the Grand Canal and has examples of work by Torretto, Baratta,Migliori and Amigioni. The ceilings have been decorated by Letterini and a young Tiepolo painted the “Martyrdom of St Bartholomeo”. Next door is the small chapel dedicated to the Goldsmiths Guild and opened in 1709, nowadays it is occasionally used for concerts and exhibitions. The church is also the family tomb to the Mocenigo family who heavily supported the church and whose palace was nearby.

 

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