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“Incredible Find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Scala Contarini del Bovolo
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Private Tour: Beyond Saint Mark's Square Hidden Venice Walking Tour
Ranked #31 of 586 things to do in Venice
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The tallest spiral staircase of Venice is a perfect synthesis of different styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Venetian-Byzantine). It was commissioned by Pietro Contarini in late 1400 as a decorative element of the adjacent family's Palazzo. Even today there are several hypotheses about the authorship of the manufacturer. The monument can be considered a unique architectural jewel in the lagoon, the new Renaissance expression that was establishing in the city. The Scala is connected to the palace by three floors lodges. To the top there is the Belvedere with a wonderful view of Venice. From here you can see the domes and the Campanile di San Marco, the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and even the Teatro la Fenice.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Incredible Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I found this place on Sunday night April 13, 2014. The Venice TripAdvisor is invaluable in finding this place. Turn your phone GPS on, then select the map. It is located off of a quiet street, down a small alleyway, in a small courtyard. The area is fenced off so you cannot actually get near the stairs but close enough.

Visited April 2014
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“Amazing staircase”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I actually gave up on finding this building. Suddenly we saw a sign pointing which way to go and we found it. The staircase is really amazing but I am sure you must get sick of carrying heavy shopping bags upstairs. Great for a photo of two.

Visited March 2014
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“Hard to find.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I heard about this house so went looking for it. Not easy to find so go to san marco and ask a venetian to point u the way. Happy searching.

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“Hard to find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to see this magnificent building. It really is one of a kind. Your best bet is go to san marco square and ask an italian for directions in one of the shops. It is being renovated but still is amazing. It is hard to find but do not give up.

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“Hard to find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We looked for Scala del Bovolo for quite a while, even asked a couple of people for directions. When we almost given up we fond it. We were quite tired after 3 days of siteseeing, but we were very happy to tick another thing on our list.
Scala del Bovolo is a unique buildind and very beautiful.

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