The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is the largest church in Venice. Initially built in 1250 in perfect Gothic style, it is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, and is located in the heart of the lagoon, in the San Polo district. Parclick offers you several car parks near Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. If you arrive by car, Parclick recommends that you park in Piazzale Roma, the only area of Venice that you can drive around in, or in Venezia Mestre, on the mainland, which is well connected to the islands of the lagoon by the Ponte della Libertà bridge, either by one of the many public transport buses or directly by train from Venice Mestre to Venice Santa Lucia Station. We can tell you that these are in fact the best options for parking near Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and also in general throughout Venice, since there are no roads in the city – just waterways by vaporetto or gondola. Once parked up, from Piazzale Roma you can reach the basilica in about ten minutes on foot, enjoying a pleasant walk through the bridges and alleys of Venice, whose historic centre is all within walking distance.
Known more simply as the Frari, the church has a Latin cross layout, and inside, in addition to being finely decorated with numerous paintings and sculptures, it also houses the tombs of various people related to Venice, including the composer Claudio Monteverdi, the great sculptor and painter Antonio Canova, and the famous painter Titian. Titian’s works include the Assumption of the Virgin and Pesaro Madonna, as well as other masterpieces. This church is certainly, after St Mark's Basilica, the most visited religious complex in the city of Venice. If you pass through Venice, remember to book your car park near Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in advance with Parclick, you will always find the best prices, so you can leave your car in good hands while you enjoy the city!
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