- 3 hours
Venice Art Tour
Not just satisfied to expound the glory of Venice through art, confraternities were also essential in performing charitable works, especially in times of plague. The Scuola of San Giovanni Evangelist, the second oldest confraternity in Venice, provides an architectural contrast to that of San Rocco, and one can still view a plaque describing the plague of 1348.
Will you pre-purchase tickets for the venues visited on the tour?
Advanced tickets are not available at the venues we visit during the tour. Wait time to enter is not long at either venue.
Is this tour good for kids?
If you have children under 13, you may consider our specially designed family focused, interactive tour on art in Venice, our Venice Art Tour for Kids.
Is this tour suitable for visitors with mobility issues?
This is not a walking intensive tour as the two venues are very near each other. The Scuola of San Rocco is less accessible for wheelchair users (there is no elevator, but there is a wheelchair lift). The Basilica dei Frari is accessible for wheelchair users. If you have mobility issues, please contact us and we can design a tour which best suits your mobility.
Susan has over ten years of experience teaching the History of Art for prestigious university programs in the UK and Italy. After graduating in the History of Art and Italian in 1998, she took an M.A. concentrating on art and architecture in Venice, and in 2004 she completed her specialization with a Ph.D. on Venetian Renaissance altarpieces. As a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Glasgow and London's National Gallery, she worked as a researcher and editor on the National Inventory of European Painting, the on-line catalog of European paintings in British museums. Susan has also contributed articles to the Burlington Magazine and Artibus et Historiae. Susan met her Venetian husband Paolo in 1997; they have a young son and divide their time between homes in Italy and the UK.
Nadia has a degree in art history from the Ca' Foscari University in Venice and wrote her thesis on the painter Francis Bacon. After various work experiences, both in public and private sectors, she collaborated in drafting the online magazine "Engramma," which dealt with the study of the classical tradition in Western culture and the mechanisms of transmitting ancient culture in our contemporary age. The magazine was created in conjunction with the Department of Architectural History at I.U.A.V University. Nadia has also spent time in France working at the "Les Abattoirs" center for contemporary art in Toulouse. In 2009 she obtained a guiding license, and through this work is able to share her passion and knowledge of art history, literature, and the history of Italian and Venice with others. Nadia enjoys approaching artworks as a lens through which to investigate and reconstruct historical contexts.
Monica was born in Venice. She earned her degree in Italian Literature and History from Art at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and she has developed a wide experience in the museums of the city. For many years she worked as a curator and archivist before moving into the field of museum education where she worked mainly with groups of children. She also worked at the Jewish Museum in Venice as a guide. She qualified as a guide for Venice and its province in 2009. Monica is continuing to study Venice and she often gives lectures on history and art for associations and public libraries. She is co-author of a series of guidebook for children and families about the Venetian churches.
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