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Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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The tallest spiral staircase of Venice is a perfect synthesis of different architecture styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Venetian-Byzantine). It was commissioned by Pietro Contarini in late 1400 as a decorative element of the adjacent family's...more
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San Marco, 4303, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built by rich family when towers were illegal and considered a threat. Nice to see as a creative marvel. Nothing to do but look and take photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful example of Venetian architecture featured on the walking tour - one of those spots you might never have found on your own. Another photograph must, one of those pictures folk back home will look at, green with envy that you managed to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed October 29, 2018

A little hard to find, near Campo de Stefano, but so worth while. My favourite view in the whole of Venice. From the top you can see the Basilica, Campanile and Santa Maria de la Salute. Stunning! Visually from the outside it is beautiful. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank walker039
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Came here to log a geocache visit, not knowing anything about the place. It was worth the visit. I just had to go to the top and see the stunning views over Venice. The museum was small and not so interesting but nevertheless still worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank barrywO3213BO
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Scala Contarini del Bovolo is a hidden gem - not many know about it and the crowds are nonexistent. The view isn't as high as the St. Mark's bell tower, however, it is a unique wide view of those same landmarks. The admission ticket is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

If you are passing around Campo Manin it is definitely worth seeing. Not easy to find and is up several small ally ways. Look for the yellow signs quite high up on the walls.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JJH12345678
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We really enjoyed the short hike up the stairs to see a panoramic view of Venice. It really is a destination not to be missed. No crowds...time to enjoy! It was worth the 7 euro fee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janbruick
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Most people we saw going to the narrow alley to get here, just took photos from the ground. Climbing up the stairs wasn’t too bad but once you got up there, the view was wonderful, having the Campanile and the top of Basilica San Marco...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful news: now one can climb the famous staircase of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and enjoy marvelous views of Venice’s red roofs, cupolas and towers!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Worth seeking out this hidden treasure and paying to climb the stairs for a different view of Venice, there's also a small exhibition part way up the staircase, A great place for photos and a tranquil escape from the bustle.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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Monique G
May 2, 2016|
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Response from GeraldineUK | Reviewed this property |
Yea, it is open for visitors but you have to book an appointment
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January 23, 2015|
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Response from MarieS443 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in October 2014 - at that time, it had a palisade fence around it, so you could not go inside, but the entire front fascade was visible. The building is in a narrow alleyway so even though there is a fence it does... More