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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 5913
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Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

There are wonderful works by Veronese as well as other artists here. If you've been to the typical hotspots and are looking for something different, inexpensive and worthwhile, I highly recommend this. It's also worth going with someone who knows about art and history.

Thank Salome83
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Lovely Church!!! You must stop here and look at the charming church, although considered a minor basilica, this is well worth the visit as on of Bellini's last painting of the Madonna is in one of the alcoves. Also over Easter period, there is a...More

Thank Day_DreamerSCandOz
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We decided to look around the Basilica SS Giovanni e Paolo rather than fighting the crowds in the more modern Saint Marks Square. This is a beautiful church, steeped in history and in a great location. The queues were two hundred deep in the square,...More

Thank KP5691
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We were traveling with 2 tween boys that were on the back end of a week of Italy, so history, art and churched were losing appeal. This church was a great walk around with a pod cast from Rick Steves' we were able to glean...More

Thank CB1020
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The basilica is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. We could have sat in the piazza and just marveled at the carvings on the exterior.

Thank Luv2Go6
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We wondered into this Church and decided to look around. Ended up spending 3 hours there. Older then St Marks and steeped in history.Convent next door was taken over by Napolean and turned into a school and later a hospital. Helpful sexton Matteo showed us...More

7  Thank mckaydarien
Reviewed 5 May 2015

My husband and I walked to this church from our hotel. From San Marco's it would be no more than a 15 minute walk, if you don't get lost. The church is huge and very beautiful inside. There was a requested donation of 2 1/2...More

1  Thank LaCrosseLady
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely walk next to the canal; and totally worth it- both the church and the hospital buildings are impressive on the outside - the square itself is a nice place to catch your breath and just breathe it all in!

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 5 April 2015

One of the largest churches in Venice, made all of brick. I loved the embelished wooden beams and the pattern made of bricks and plaster. The campo was not crowded and you can't miss the statue of Colleoni made by Verrocchio. The church is one...More

Thank Ramona_ChM
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Because the Doges could not be buried in St. Mark's Basilica many of them are buried here. It is fascinating to see the monuments inside the church. It is also fascinating if you happen, as I did, to stumble upon a funeral in progress. Inside...More

Thank eridotto
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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
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