church is shaped in the form of a
Latin cross with three naves and ogival
ar- ches resting upon six pillars
on either side connected by wooden
The pillars support a cross vault
ceiling with ogival arches underlined
by ner- vures shaped in brick.
The central nave is much higher than
The transept at end of the church
is closed off by seven chapels of
polygonal design in the apses.
Each chapel is dedicated to a different
saint and some of them were granted
to brotherhoods and noble Venetian
families, like Bernardo and Corner,
thus allowed to use and ornate them
at their own expenses.
Those who enter the Basilica from
the front door are going to face the
majestic and imposing sight of the
interior as a whole before looking
at the individual masterpieces.