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San Zaccaria

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Address: Campo San Zaccaria | Castello, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 522 1257
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A very pretty church, close to St. Mark's Square and away from the crowds.

We found this church by wandering around. What I really enjoyed was that it didn't seem to generate much of the interest of the mobs of people in St. Mark's Square or on their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We found this church by wandering around. What I really enjoyed was that it didn't seem to generate much of the interest of the mobs of people in St. Mark's Square or on their way to the Rialto Bridge. So, it was nice and quiet and very pretty, not grand but still a beautiful structure inside and out. Would I... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Make sure you pay the small entrance fee to visit the small chapel with wonderful altarpieces, frescoes and the crypt. Really interesting and written guides in 4 languages. Custodian really friendly and took great pride in the church and its art.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Covered wall to wall with masterpiece paintings. The highlight is a late work by Bellini after whom the cocktail is named. Just experience the visual feast of architecture and art. No wonder Elton John named his adopted child after this church. The west façade is just a breath taking piece of 15th century work. Enjoy! Have a look at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This church is lovely and a lot less busy than the Basillica We really wanted to see the crypt but unfortunately it was flooded when we visited however, the paintings and frescos were more than a small compensation

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Breathtaking paintings adorn every nook, much prettier than the Basillica and less crowded. Visit the crypt which is flooded and eerily beautiful, go at low tide and it's more accessible, at high tide you can only really catch a glimpse.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This church contains Bellini's masterpiece Madonna Enthroned by Four Saints as well as works by Tiepolo and Tintoretto. It's only open for 2 hours in the afternoons (4-6pm)

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Well worth the stroll in the evening after the day tourists have left. Quieter and better restaurants inward away from the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lovely church in a quiet piazza only a short walk from Grand Canal and the golden area hotels and St. Mark's Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Off the beaten path so less people . Found it by mistake wandering around. The church was very nice little square with some shops. Can keep walking the back to San Marco

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Do not miss the vestry and crypt, the only chance to be below floor level in Venice. Superb alterpieces and paintings.

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
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 neighborhood 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.