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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #20 of 214 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Rockville, MD
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161 reviews 161 reviews
17 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Situated next to the hospital we walked in by chance. It's another example of a modest basilica (with some lovely stain glass and incredibly high ceilings) packed full of amazing artworks. Another bonus is the nice cafe and gelato stand across the street.

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Los Angeles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a great area to stay - far from the madding crowd but full of history and art. We spent a lot of time here and loved it.

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This vast edifice, visible from many parts, houses some unexpected delights. Take a guide book or you may miss some (but that just makes a return visit necessary).

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New York
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50 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife and I were here on our last day in Venice on Friday April 18, 2014. A small fee will allow you to enter one of the most beautiful Basilicas in Venice. Great escape from the crowds. Also they have a relic on display - the foot of Saint Catherine. One of the few churches that allows photos. Highly... More

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