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Chiesa di San Nicolo dei Mendicoli

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Address: Campo San Nicolo, 1907 | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
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Far from the crowd, far from regular tours, a wonderful church that will touch you.i think it has a special spell.

Reviewed January 17, 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Far from the crowd, far from regular tours, a wonderful church that will touch you.i think it has a special spell.

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Reviewed December 18, 2016

One of the most famous and lovely churches in Venice, yet the one most tourists are likely to miss. Its obscurity stems from it being tugged away at a remote Venetian area inside a particularly bewildering maze of bridges and waterways. Even John Ruskin failed to locate and include it in his otherwise exhaustive architectural milestone “The Stones of Venice”... More 

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

Reputed to be one of the oldest churches in Venice, but in a fairly remote and quiet part of Dorsoduro. Nevertheless, a sumptuous interior: mediaeval columns supporting richly carved and gilt renaissance arches alternating with statues, and surmounted by the usual Venetian bounty of large paintings. Quite spectacular and well woth a trip out to this quiet and beautiful part... More 

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Durham, Canada
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

Ornate and pretty little church with an unassuming exterior maybe to protect the contents which are rather spectacular.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Walk around the area: unspoiled by tourists and very genuine. It used to be a poor part of town: hence the name of the church: St Nicholas of the beggars. The exterior has an original porch and inside it is richly decorated with paintings in baroque frames. In the islet where it is located there are council houses, small green... More 

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Reviewed June 18, 2015

What can I say& It is definitely beautiful. Baroque. Tasty. Historical. Sedate. But you will probably not remember exactly its name after at least two days in Venice/ For strollers^ you will find peace and rest here, at least for a while....untill your legs stop aching

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Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Such a wonderful church hidden away behind a very unprepossessing exterior and tucked away in one of Venice's quietest corners. The interior is quite simply breathtaking and devotees of Don't Look Now will be glad they made the pilgrimage. A very worthwhile visit.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you've seen the movie 'Don't Look Now' you may recognise this most ancient and atmospheric church. Founded in the 7th century it retains its 13th century Venitian-Byzantine layout and front loggia. The interior is so serene. The big problem is finding it but its worth the effort.

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Reviewed April 11, 2015

San Nicolo is a beauty. A real chocolate box of a church and one that very few tourists ever visit when in the city because it is way off the regular tourist route of the Rialto and Piazza San Marco. So, if you really want to discover something about Venice, ditch the gondola ride and head for this 7th century... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

This church is a must see, I go to Venice every year and have visited it more than once. It is very different inside to the other churches in Venice but I will not describe it as you will have to visit it. It takes a little to find it as it is well off the usual tourist routes but... More 

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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