Scrovegni's Chapel
The churches, the sanctuaries and the convents of the Veneto testify the long and rich spiritual tradition of the communities of believers and the variety of architecture in the Region. Pilgrims who travel to these places can discover the ancient spirit with which these holy sites have been built and can likewise see unique masterpieces still preserved in small chapels, on the church walls, or on the altars. The first primary basic stop is in Padua at the Basilica of Saint Anthony where the remains of Saint Anthony are still kept and at the Chapel of the Scrovegni where we can admire one of the most famous cycles of frescoes by Giotto. Then we can move towards Praglia, near Padua, to visit the well known Abbey, established in 1080, rebuilt starting in 1469 and completed in the middle of the XVI century. Then our itinerary can take us to Vicenza, to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Monte Berico, on the hill where in 1426 and in 1428 the Virgin appeared and, after this, to the Church of Santa Corona, where one thorn from the crown of Jesus Christ is kept.
San Zeno
Among the most important religious buildings of the Region are the Duomo of Verona, San Fermo on the bank of the Adige River, and San Zeno, one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Italy. In Treviso you cannot fail to visit the Duomo, which boasts a famous Annunciation painted by Titian, San Francesco where Francesca Petrarca and Pietro Alighieri lie - the children of the two celebrated Italian poets, and San Nicolò, the largest religious building in the city, enriched by the frescoes of famous Dominicans painted by Tommaso da Modena in 1352.
The Abbey of Follina in the green hills of the Valmarena is the best place for those who are looking for peace and tranquility: the simple and austere church, and its two cloisters - one Romanesque, the other from the XVI century - invoke meditation.
S. Maria della Salute
Our brief excursion ends in Venice where civil and religious architecture is mixed together: the Church of the Madonna dell'Orto in the north of the city where Tintoretto is buried; the Church of San Giacomo dell'Orio, one of the most ancient and suggestive churches; the Church of Santa Maria Assunta dei Miracoli, a jewel of Renaissance architecture; the Church of the Frari where Titian reinterpreted the idea of the Assumption of the Virgin with the explosive colors of the painting on the main altar; Saint Mark, full of wonderful mosaics; San Giorgio Maggiore and the Redentore, a charming scenario for Saint Mark's Square; and, finally, the center and a concrete symbol of the city's rebirth after the plague of 1630-31, the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, one of the highest examples of the Baroque style in the Region.

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