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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy (Castello)
041-523-5913
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Ranked #17 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Another beautiful church with lots of history. Special chapels to St. Dominic, and others illustrated with magnificent paintings. Taking the vaporetto to the hospital stop may be preferable to long winding walk from the Rialto. The piazza outside the church is large with a variety of restaurants as well. But that billboard?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed Sunday mass, checked out the artifacts, and enjoyed the church. The priest was especially warm and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's very picturesque but a bit packed with tourists in July. Everyone coming to Venice has to visit this place.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

S. Giovanni e Paolo Basilica is impressive. You will need up to an hour to visit it. It is not so close to the ''center'' of the city (St. Mark's Square) but if you have time, go there by all means. Please note that it closes, differently than the other churches, at 6pm. And it is not part of the... More

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The first time we were in Venice was 27 years ago, when my husband was attending a conference there. My then 4-year-old daughter and I wandered around Venice without a map while he was in the conference, and one day we stumbled on this church. I thought it was beautiful inside and wanted to take my husband there when he... More

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There is something wonderful about the fact that when the square floods in the winter (poor drainage) they just set up some glorified tables for a makeshift bridge. If you have anything waterproof in the way of footwear I strongly recommend wearing it if you are travelling in the winter. Other than that the square is beautiful and you'll have... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

All i can say about this place is that anyone staying in Venice should make a point of going to see it as you won't be dissapointed.

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Shepparton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The tourist attractions around the square are great but the evening is when the sure comes alive. You can either just stand and watch the cafe bands or sit down and have a drink and a coffee but expect to pay 6 Euro at your first drink for the privilege

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A beautiful church, richly decorated, with tombs of important men of the Republic of Venice. Don't miss the ancient Hospital nearby, with a spectacular library and a little museum of medical instruments.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This basilica is located next to the main hospital in Venice. It is in a quiet area, devoid of the hoards of tour groups, which makes for a pleasant visit. Definitely worth seeking out.

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