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Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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Consacrated in the 1st half of the 15thC, the Saints John and Paul's Basilica features a series of Gothic arches while the rather later portal has touches of the Renaissance style. The architectural features of the apse are of great interest; while the interior has numerous works of art including a Polyptych by G. Bellini and a canvas by L. Lotto. The funerary monuments of doges and illustrious personages are interesting and make San Giovanni e Paolo the pantheon of the history of Venice. After the Basilica of St Mark, in point of fact, this was considered the official church for the public life of the Serenissima, as the Venetian Republic was known, and the bodies of the Doges were brought here after the lying-in-state and the public funeral rites.

Address and Info

Address: Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (san Zanipolo), 6363, 30122, Venezia

AreaVenezia, City Center, Castello

Information

Getting there: N. 41-42 Stop Ospedale

Opening times: Every day: 7.30am-6.30pm

 

Weekdays Masses: at 8am and at 6.30pm (July and August excepted)

Holidays Masses: at 9am, 11am and 6.30pm

 

Events:

Every Thursday free guided visits in collaboration with "Venezia Arte" Associatione: at 4.30pm in Italian language and at  5.30pm in English language.

 

The opening times of the churches could be changed following the Sunday Masses. Times may be subject to variation.

Prices

Full price: 3.50

Reduced price: 1.50 students

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