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Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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Address: Corte del Maltese | San Marco 2906, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041.2601974
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This Renaissance spiral staircase, built around 1499 by Giovanni Candi, is...
This Renaissance spiral staircase, built around 1499 by Giovanni Candi, is an elegant structure that is designed like a bòvolo, Venetian dialect for snail.
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One of the most famous staircases it he world!

Hard to find but well worth the amble through the winding alleyways to be confronted by something that is not then architectura norm in Venice but somehow works fine! Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We saw this on our first day in Venice, after napping in the afternoon we didn't really have time to see any attractions so we headed out exploring. Even if you are actively looking for the Scala it is hard to find, down a couple of very back streets and finally a small sign indicating its location. You cannot go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Hard to find but well worth the amble through the winding alleyways to be confronted by something that is not then architectura norm in Venice but somehow works fine! Beautiful and often very busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned you have to go looking for this wonderful piece of architecture, as it's not all that easy to find, and when you arrive there along the small alley its surrounds are all a bit untidy, but it's so unusual.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You would not believe this is down a very small alleyway with a small sign above it. When you look down the alleyway it does not look much BUT you have to go down there as it is a very beautiful sight to see. They could do with tidying up at the bottom the area round the bottom if it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although it was 200 meters away from our apartment it was hard to find ! It's worth the search and when we got there we could appreciate its beauty ! It's nice but you can't get inside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful staircase in the middle of beautiful Venice. This place everyone should see . I like to come back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a really interesting piece of architecture but finding it was the fun part. Once there admire it for a little while, take some photos and take a break from busy Venice and hopefully you are not interrupted by a tour group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

On our first might there we went on a ghost tour which we booked from London. The lady doing the tour Christina was a fantastic host. We saw the Scala contarini Spiral staircase! We experienced paranormal activity. Myself i turned and saw a man / figure staring at us. I could see through him.... to my amazement i have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very happy that we got here when there were non of the silly tour groups with matching hats and flags! Glad that one turned up towards the end of the visit though so we could listen to some of the history that I didn't previously know about. The nicest piece of architecture I saw during the whole trip, not gaudy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

. Really lovely, and unusual palace which we looked at from outside. It's a shame we weren't more organised and arranged to visit inside it as I'm sure that would be worthwhile. It is hard to find but keep persevering, you won't be far away. And there is a yellow sign pointing you to it once you are in the... More 

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Address: Corte del Maltese | San Marco 2906, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041.2601974
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.