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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
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Recently renovated, quiet church, an oasis of calm

Santi Giovanni e Paolo was renovated in the 2015-2016 and it is my favourite church in Venice. Hardly anyone visits this church because it's tucked away in a corner of the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santi Giovanni e Paolo was renovated in the 2015-2016 and it is my favourite church in Venice. Hardly anyone visits this church because it's tucked away in a corner of the city that few tourists bother to walk to. It is a very large church with lovely little side chapels. I like to come here to get away from the... More 

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newcastle on tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first stumbled on San Zanipolo twenty years ago when lost on an early morning trek round the back streets. The rule when visiting Venice is the same then as it is now, get up at six am and wander round, get lost, stand at a kiosk or cafe bar and have a divine cappucino for next to nothing, and... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is so beautiful and serene. It is my favorite church to visit when in Venice. Just sitting and looking at the artwork and windows is rejuvinating!

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the North of Venice close to the Fondamente Nuovo this square is not very busy. It is dominated by the Santi Giovanni e Paolo church which is magnificent inside, pity about the unfinished facade. The story about the statue of the soldier on horse back gives you an interesting insight into the devious ways of the Venetians. Next... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Awe inspiring- beautiful reverence, so glad not many others as was lovely to gaze in silence. I hate when you go into beautiful place of worship with signs (even though should be obvious) for silence and no photos, and you get selfish people ignoring this.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This church is great, the plaza is awesome. Next to the church is the Scuola San Marco which is now a hospital. The plaza is very pleasant, a couple of good restaurants, and rarely crowded. I stop by here for lunch or a coffe whenever I'm in Venice. The church and hospital are worth a look.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A lovely church in the square near to our hotel We walked past this each day and admired the lovely building. A nice and quiet church with some great paintings inside. Worth a look

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St Cyran du Jambot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Beautiful structure, well kept church. Used on Sundays and then during the week as a tourist attraction to prepare to pay for the right to enter. unfortunate but it keeps the riff-rafffout and shows just how the church has to function, even in Catholic Italy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This church is huge with a broad nave and relatively small columns supporting the side aisles, so you see the entire interior upon entering. Quite impressive. No photos allowed inside, so I have included exterior photos. The equestrian statue of Bartolommeo Colleoni is in the square, along with a number of cafes and restaurants.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Came upon this on a tour, otherwise we wouldn't have found it. Located in a nice square - which in fact has a rare tree it it near the rear of the church. Not much to look at architecturally from the outside, but it was quite quiet inside and beautifully detailed and decorated. Has some amazing pictures inside and 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.