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Discover Venice Like Never Before with the Venice City Pass: Chiesa di San Sebastiano - A Renaissance Masterpiece!

Outside view of the classic church Chiesa di San Sebastiano in Venice Venetian painting inside the church Chiesa di San Sebastiano in Venice

The Chiesa di San Sebastiano is not only famous for its architecture, but also for the life works by the artist, Paolo Veronese. This church first opened in 1546 and is home to painting cycles, numerous paintings that depict the Old Testament, frescos, and an alter painting—all of which were made by Veronese. Naturally, Veronese’s grave is also housed here. 

Admission into the Chiesa di San Sebastiano is free when using the Venice City Pass.

Chiesa di San Sebastiano: Renaissance architecture of the 16th century

Impressive collection by Paolo Veronese

The Chiesa di San Sebastiano is a fascinating church in Venice that captivates art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. It is located in the picturesque Dorsoduro neighborhood, near the Grand Canal, providing a pleasantly quiet environment that stands out from the crowded tourist paths.

The charm of the Chiesa di San Sebastiano lies not only in its architecture but, above all, in its art treasures. This church dates back to the 16th century and exhibits typical features of Renaissance architecture. Its exterior may appear simple, but the true treasure is concealed within. The church is renowned for its impressive collection of paintings, largely attributed to the renowned Venetian painter Paolo Veronese. His works adorn the walls and ceilings of the church, presenting biblical scenes in vibrant colors and remarkable attention to detail.

A particular highlight in the Chiesa di San Sebastiano is the painting "The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy" by Paolo Veronese, an outstanding example of 16th-century Venetian painting.



  • The Chiesa di San Sebastiano houses a significant part of the artist Veronese's life's work, including the renowned painting "The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy" by Paolo Veronese.
  • Additionally, the church serves as the final resting place of the artist, making it a place of historical and artistic significance.


Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Last admission is at 4:15 PM.

Please note that the Chiesa di San Sebastiano is closed every Sunday, on January 1st, Easter, August 15th, and December 25th.      



No reservation of your ticket is necessary. Just present your Venice City Pass and enjoy free admission.



  • Modest attire with covered shoulders and knees is expected in the Chiesa di San Sebastiano. Sleeveless tops, shorts, mini skirts, and hats are not allowed.



How to get there

The nearest ferry stop to the Chiesa di San Sebastiano is S. Basilio, which can be reached via ferry lines 2, 5.1, 5.2, and 8.

Near the Chiesa di San Sebastiano, you'll also find the picturesque Giudecca Canal, the beautiful Palazzo Ca' Zenobio, and the church of Santa Maria dei Carmini.



Campo San Sebastiano, Dorsoduro, 30100 Venice, Italy

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