4.5 star rating: Recommended 297 Reviews

Add your review

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

Venice ATTRACTIONS See all

San Giovanni and Paolo Church (Santi Giovanni e Paolo) Tours

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.

Practical Info:

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

Tours & Tickets

See all

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide, Venice, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 124 Reviews

Explore the most fascinating city in the world with a local guide that knows every corner and secret of it. You will meet your guide in Dorsoduro, see the ...  Read more

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

From USD $22.72
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice, Venice, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

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 $106.42
Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride, Venice, Market Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

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 $62.18
Skip the Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride and Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica, Venice, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Skip the Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride and Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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 $90.87
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride, Venice, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

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 $82.50
Morning Venice Walking Tour plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit, Venice, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Morning Venice Walking Tour plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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 $66.96
Private Venice Walking Tour, Venice, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Venice Walking Tour

Discover the beauties of Venice, on a tour of a duration chosen by you, with a private guide at your disposal. Starting from St. Mark's Area, admire its ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 1 to 4 hrs

From USD $21.69
Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice, Venice, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice

An incredible 3.5 hour guided, walking tour which will bring you back to the historical centuries of the Glorious Republic of Venice! Discovering the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.66
Walking Tour of Venice from St.Mark's Square, Venice, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Walking Tour of Venice from St.Mark's Square

Explore Venice history on this 4-hour guided walking tour through the most characteristic and important places. Visit the Basilica of St. Mark's and the ...  Read more

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

From USD $95.66
Walking Tour and Gondola Ride in Venice with Guide, Venice, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Walking Tour and Gondola Ride in Venice with Guide

Explore Venice in two hours by walking from Saint Mark's Square to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni and Paolo, pass beside Marco Polo's House and ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.18

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message