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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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Address: Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 523 5913
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This is the resting place of more than two dozen Doges, something which should give you an idea of how important a place it was to Venetians, and it shows--it dwarfs any other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Allen M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the resting place of more than two dozen Doges, something which should give you an idea of how important a place it was to Venetians, and it shows--it dwarfs any other building in the city. The tombs are incredibly impressive and there's some very impressive artwork, particularly some of the frescoes. Enjoy the campo, the facade of Scuola... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another very impressive religious structure in Venice, this time located in a relatively peaceful part of town (but still only a short walk from San Marco). The church itself is massive and still in good condition. Worth stopping to admire and also having a look inside.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

this church is another example of the fine architecture in Venice with wonderful examples of renaissance art. It is also the final resting place of the Doges of Venice so history lovers will find this place of interest as well as art and architecture lovers.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This Basilica is in the calmer part of the city and it's located on Campo SS. Giovanni and Paolo as the name suggests. It's placed just next to Scuola Grande and it's really huge and stunning.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The church of choice for Doge's las resting place, this enormous church has some stunning funerary monuments. The roof is sustained by gigantic columns and light permeates the church all day. Old, marmor flooring and some imposing chapels. Also worth visiting the nearby Scuola de San Marco

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It is worth noting that Venice had its own "Principality" and this Basilica contributes to this story. Centrally located it features noteworthy art and Architecture. For those seeking to follow the Venetian history this church is the resting place of many of the Doges of Venice and as such funeral motifs abound. It is one opf the top churches in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Loved the inside of this great building and thought nit was up there with the best of Venice "Sights to see"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I loved that place.. The restaurants, the wine, the gondolas and all the attractions around .. Night or morning .. Its always cozy and not full of tourists

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The biggest gothic church in Venezia, with an spectacular inside. Vist the dogos tombs, which ornate the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This cavernous place has many beautiful chapels and altarpieces. The Bellini altarpiece is the artistic highlight. Definitely worth a visit.

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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