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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

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Address: Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-523-5913
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Saint's Foot

A lot of churches are free, but you had to pay a small fee to enter this one. My daughter (who is studying nursing) wanted to go because she had read there was the foot of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of churches are free, but you had to pay a small fee to enter this one. My daughter (who is studying nursing) wanted to go because she had read there was the foot of the patron saint of nurses, Saint Catherine of Siena, on display. It is in a glass box. It was pretty amazing to see this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the true hidden gem of Venice and also one of the largest church.The surrounding area was a majestic but peaceful and quiet place to wander around aimlessly feel every vibe of the atmosphere. It was a secluded area, thus it was free from touristy crowds and chatters. The entrance fee was 2,5€/person. It was not only used for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this Dominican Basilica three times and it is truly awe inspiring. The exterior is of a simple Italianate gothic style, similar to that of Venice's Friari as well as mainland counterparts (e.g. Santa Corona in Vicenza). The interior is vast and stunning. It boasts high stone vault ceilings- something which is unusual given the unstable Venetian terrain... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

It was my second visit, a classical historical place, which is more interesting to visit with a guide. An important place to know more about Venice history. Worth to be visited if done everything else, like St.Marco's amenities, Frari, San Rocco, Ca D'Oro etc

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stumbled on this wonderful Church on one of our long walks in Venice. Had never heard of it but found it to be lovely.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Take the Vaporetto from St. Mark's Piazza and enjoy the boat ride past the Arsenale and get off at the Ospedale stop. You can wind your way through the Hospital and enter the Piazza where this huge vacuous church is situated. There are great works of art here but also its chief importance is that it is the place where... More 

2 Thank randn94
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The church of Saints John and Paul (Giovanni e Paolo), a Dominican foundation, is huge and dominates its piazza in Castello. It is a huge echoing brick edifice in 15th Century Venitian gothic style. No fewer than 25 Doges are buried within it walls. It also contains some wonderful artworks. The piazza in which it is sited also contains the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have been to this lovely church 3 times over the span of 20 years. Beautiful, completely uncrowded, you can linger and look at each painting, chapel and sculpture as long as you like.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is one of the largest churches in Venice. Inside are buried many notable fore bearers. The adjacent hospital and museum are wotht a visit as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The church is huge, looks nice from outside, but from inside there isn't much to see, and you can't take photos to document it. It's one of the largest churches I have ever visited - if not the largest ever in fact. I loved the archeticture, but I wasn't really amazed by the interior. There's a building next to the... More 

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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 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.