Campo dei Mori
Campo dei Mori
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Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
This is a fascinating campo with a story. The statues of three Moors, plus their servant, seem to come alive from the walls of the buildings. According to the legend, the Mori is where three brothers from Morea/Peloponese - Sandi, Afani and Rioba Mastelli came. Silk and spice merchants, they moved to Venice in 1112, where they built Palazzo Mastelli as the seat of their business. The legend goes that the three brothers were turned to stone on account of their greed. Brothers Mastell, however, became notorious for their shady dealings and eager participation in Doge Dondolo's sacking of Constantinople. Another legend says Maria Maddalena herself turned them into stone for their hard-hearted business dealings.
Written September 15, 2015
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
This is a fascinating campo with a story. The statues of three Moors, plus their servant, seem to come alive from the walls of the buildings. According to the legend, the Mori were three brothers from Morea/Peloponese - Sandi, Afani and Rioba Mastelli. Silk and spice merchants, they moved to Venice in 1112, where they built Palazzo Mastelli as the seat of their business. The legend goes that the three brothers were turned to stone on account of their greed. Brothers Mastell, however, became notorious for their shady dealings and eager participation in Doge Dondolo's sacking of Constantinople. Another legend says Maria Maddalena herself turned them into stone for their hard-hearted business dealings.
Written September 9, 2015
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globtrotteuse
France115,114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This peaceful square is adorned with unusual statues (13C) with enigmatic expressions on their faces. They are said to represent the Mastelli brothers, a family of merchants. The Venetians used to hang satirical comments addressed to local politicians from the iron nose of one of the statues.
Written October 4, 2020
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Amanda V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
It was a nice detour from the ghetto tour. I rubbed the bronze nose and I'm definitely feeling lucky! Mainly because I discovered that Tintoretto's house was just a few steps away!

Tl/dr: don't make a special trip amd Tintorreto lived a few steps down from the square.
Written February 27, 2019
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Ralf K
Wurzburg, Germany1,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The name of this peculiarly shaped Campo dei Mori probably refers to the medieval stone sculptures of three Moors on the buildings, all which carry waving robes and turbans. A fourth Moor is located at the corner of the fondamenta directly at the door of Nr. 3399, the house of Tintoretto.
Written April 18, 2018
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Square of the Moors. This was part of the walking tour, there is a story about the Istrian stone statues of three wealthy brothers.

It is supposedly good luck to touch the nose of the one that is made out of iron.
Written December 14, 2018
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Mandy156
London, UK128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We had lunch here as soon as we arrived in Venice. The service was great and food was lovely. Lovely little restaurant in a quiet location. We had a bottle of the restaurants own Pinot which was beautiful.
Written September 29, 2018
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,787 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Reading about this history of this square is a must, otherwise just a dull square.

Once over the wrought iron bridge, Osteria dei Mori is straight infront of you =- we have eaten here years ago, very good.

The square is to the left of this restaurant, notice a carved statue of a moor on the corner of the building, there is another to the right of the restaurant outside Tintoretto's house, walk around the corner and you will find another two.

This rather plain, dull square earned it name from the statures of the 3 Moors, believed to be the Masttelli brothers, Rioba, Sandi and Afani,traders from the East who lived in the 12century in Palazzo Masttelli. The rear of the palazzo is at the side of the restaurant, the beautiful frontage you cannot see, it has a beautiful camel relief on the front.
Written March 19, 2018
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
If you are truly interested in past Venetian life, this is one of the most mysterious and fascinating unknown parts of the city, away from the hoards to tourists.

Whilst wandering along Fondamenta dei Mori, when you see Osteria dei Mori walk to the left of the restaurant. In Campo dei Mori on the right you will see the 3 Istrian stone states set into the wall of this palazzo. They are 3 brothers from Morea named Sandi, Afani and Rioba Mastelli, who were silk/spice merchants, who moved into the city in 1112 and built the palazzo as a base to run their business. One the canal side (which you cannot see easily) is a plaque of a camel.

Venetian legend says they were turned to stone because of their greed.
Written March 11, 2018
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Curtis B
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We walked into Campo dei Mori because it was nearby our hotel. Right from the start the service was terrible. The attitude of Mikhail our waiter was callous and demeaning. We got the impression that Campo only wants resident Venetian clients and does all they can do to show their disdain for non-residents.

I question the high marks this restaurant has received. Where are the low ratings? I am CERTAIN we are not the only ones who have had a negative experience here.
Written March 2, 2018
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