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  • Address: Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Castello 6363 30122, Italy

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San Giovanni and Paolo Church (Santi Giovanni e Paolo)

Venice is home to many important churches, including the huge Basilica of Saints Giovanni and Paolo (John and Paul). Known as “San Zanipolo” in Venetian, this Basilica was the setting for every Venetian doge’s funeral from the 15th century on, and is the burial site for 25 of those doges.

Santi Giovanni e Paolo was built in the 14th century on land donated by a 13th century doge. The church is enormous - one of Italy’s biggest - and contains artwork by notable Italian artists as well as several tombs. Because the church also holds a piece of a saint - in this case, one of the feet of St. Catherine of Siena - it rises to the level of “Basilica.”

Artists whose work appears in Santi Giovanni e Paolo include Bellini, Veronese, and two generations of Lombardo sculptors. Not only does a painting by Bellini hang in the church, Bellini himself is also buried inside. Other tombs in the church include 25 Venetian doges and the 3rd Baron of Windsor, who died in Venice in 1574.

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The Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo is located on a square of the same name in the Castello sestiere.

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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice, Venice, null
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

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Come to Venice to encounter an enlightening experience. Join this 4-hour tour across the city market, restaurants, monuments and Bacari bars to have a taste of ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.83
Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride, Venice, Market Tours
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Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

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Walk through Venice with a professional guide to discover the main treasures of this incomparable city. Then enjoy the unique experience of a gondola ride in ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.10
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Explore the most fascinating city in the world with a local guide that knows every corner and secret of it. You will visit Campo Santa Margherita, see the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $10.80
Morning Venice Walking Tour plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit, Venice, Walking Tours
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Morning Venice Walking Tour plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit

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Take part in this 3-hour tour that combines a fascinating walk through the historic centre of Venice and a guided visit to the Doge’s Palace. You will pass ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.34
Ducal Venice, Venice, Walking Tours
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Ducal Venice

A combined tour that allows you to discover the most important historical places and buildings of Venice. This tour is guided and divided into two parts. From ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.34
Venice Morning Walking Tour, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Venice Morning Walking Tour

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Start your day off right with a 2-hour stroll through Italy's "Floating City." Set out with your guide to wander Venice's cobbled alleys, cross over ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.01
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride, Venice, ... 
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

If you’ve always wanted to explore enchanting Venice on foot and from the water, the Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride is the perfect introduction to this ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.55
Skip the Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride and Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica, Venice, ... 
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Skip the Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride and Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Admire Venice from different perspectives on this 3.5-hour combined itinerary that merges a fascinating walking tour of Venice to admire the most important and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.95
Venice Grand Canal Small Group Boat Tour, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Venice Grand Canal Small Group Boat Tour

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The best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built on water is by boat. Gliding through Venice's Grand Canal and minor canals, you'll be ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.86
Venice Landmarks: Walking Tour Plus St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours, Venice, Day Cruises
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Venice Landmarks: Walking Tour Plus St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

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Explore the best of Venice on this complete half-day tour: guided walk between St Mark’s Square and the Rialto area, avoid the long lines to enter St. Mark’s ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.19

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