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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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Take an exciting and tasty 4-hour food experience through Venice city center around the Rialto bridge and market area. Lots of food, wine and sightseeing led ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.25
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride, Venice, Food ... 
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $78.94
Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride, Venice, Walking 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 $58.35
Morning Venice Walking Tour plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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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 $61.78
Strolling in Venice - Morning Walking Tour, Venice, Walking Tours
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Strolling in Venice - Morning Walking Tour

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An unforgettable walk among history and beauty, the best way to discover Venice and its famous sites, as well its hidden gems.

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

From USD $28.60
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 $61.78
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 $81.23
Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco

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See the top Venice attractions in a short space of time on this comprehensive Best of Venice walking tour! With an expert guide, see sights like Rialto Bridge ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Standard Tour: approx. 1.5h/2h
Tour plus Doge's Palace: approx. 3.5 hours

From USD $44.62
Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour, Venice, Half-day Tours
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Venice Grand Canal 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 $54.92
Small-Group Tour: Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Water Taxi Ride, Venice, Day Cruises
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Small-Group Tour: Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Water Taxi Ride

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See Venice sights by land and water on this small-group Venice sightseeing tour. After a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal, enjoy a Venice walking tour, ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $108.69

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