Church of St. Sebastian Venice
Off the beaten track and far from noisy tourist itineraries, the church of St. Sebastian is a true jewel in the crown for Venice.
The fifteenth century church was renovated and expanded during the first part of the sixteenth century by Scarpagnino.
It contains the most important collection of works by Veronese, who completed what was probably his greatest artistic undertaking between 1555 and 1565 .
A collection of canvases and frescoes decorate the ceiling, the walls of the nave, the presbytery, the sacristy, the organ doors and the nuns’ choir.
Of particular splendour are the three canvases on the ceiling of the nave that depict Scenes from the Life of Esther, episodes from The Life of St. Sebastian that decorate the suspended choir, and the Virgin in Glory with St. Sebastian in the large altarpiece.
Veronese was also entombed in this church.
Other works contained in this church include works by Tintoretto in the sacristy and San Nicolò (St. Nicholas) by Titian and other works by Paris Bordone, Jacopo Sansovino and Palma il Giovane.