Santa Maria Gloriosa dei FrariAustere on the outside, majestic within
This basilica, with the second tallest bell tower in Venice after St. Mark’s, is a box of surprises for visitors. Its massive, stark exterior hides precious secrets within its walls. Inside you’ll find the tombs of artists Antonio Canova, striking with its pyramid shape, and Titian, whose masterpiece “The Assumption of the Virgin,” is also here. It’s the largest altarpiece in Venice.