Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

The basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is the largest of the churches in Venice and received the title of “minor basilica” in 1926 from Pope Pius XI. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

The plan is a Latin cross, and the style is Venetian Gothic with Istrian stone. It has three naves with pointed arches resting on six columns on each side connected by chains covered with wooden boxes. It measures 102 meters in length, 48 meters in width and is 28 meters high. Today it has 17 monumental altars and inside there are many works of art, including two paintings by Titian. It also houses tombs and funeral monuments of numerous personalities linked to Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi, Tiziano himself, Antonio Canova, as well as numerous doges.

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