54 Sights in Venice, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Venice, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 54 sights are available in Venice, Italy.

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1. Basilica di San Pietro di Castello

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The Basilica di San Pietro di Castello, commonly called San Pietro di Castello, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica of the Patriarch of Venice located in the Castello sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. The present building dates from the 16th century, but a church has stood on the site since at least the 7th century. From 1451 to 1807, it was the city's cathedral church, though hardly playing the usual dominant role of a cathedral, as it was overshadowed by the "state church" of San Marco, and inconveniently located. During its history the church has undergone a number of alterations and additions by some of Venice's most prominent architects. Andrea Palladio received his first commission in the city of Venice from the Patriarch Vincenzo Diedo to re-build the facade and interior of St Pietro, but Diedo's death delayed the project.

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2. Chiesa di San Salvador

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The Chiesa di San Salvatore is a church in Venice, northern Italy. Known in Venetian as San Salvador, is located on the Campo San Salvador, along the Merceria, the main shopping street of Venice. The church was first consecrated in 1177 by Pope Alexander III shortly after his reconciliation with Emperor Frederick Barbarossa at nearby San Marco. The present church, however, was begun in around 1508 by Giorgio Spavento and continued after his death the following year by Tullio Lombardo, Vincenzo Scamozzi and possibly Jacopo Sansovino. They built a large hall church, formed from three Greek crosses placed end to end. Each has a dome with a lantern to let light into the cavernous interior. The facade was added in 1663 by Giuseppe Sardi.

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3. San Michele in Isola

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San Michele in Isola is a Roman Catholic church, located on the Isola di San Michele, a small islet sited between Venice and Murano, which once sheltered a Camaldolese monastery, but now houses the main cemetery of the city. The monastery was mostly demolished in the 19th century, but the church remains, originally rebuilt starting in 1469. The church is dedicated to Saint Michael, the holder of the scales on Judgement Day, a fit guardian of the sleep of the faithful dead. The island cemetery now includes the land of the formerly separate island of San Cristoforo. This church is sometimes referred to as San Michele di Murano, although this islet is separate from islands comprising that town.

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4. Parco Savorgnan

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The Parco Savorgnan is a public park in the Venetian district (sestors) Cannaregio in the size of around 9500 m². He originally belonged to the neighboring Palazzo Savorgnan, the residence of the Venetian noble family of the same name, which is used today for school purposes. The old and sometimes exotic plant stock was previously protected by temporary glass houses. Today the park is owned by the municipality and the province of Venice and also includes the green area belonging to the Palazzo Venier Manfin. It is one of the rare inner -city green areas of the lagoon city and mainly serves recovery purposes. Remains of the old garden staff, for example a pavilion, have been preserved.

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5. Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia

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The church of San Geremia or rather church of San Geremia Prophet from 2018 also holds the title of Sanctuary of Santa Lucia or Sanctuary of Lucia. It is located in Venice in the Cannaregio Sestiere. It is an important building of cult of medieval origin, reconstructed on several occasions but in current forms only between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The structure is full of works of art. It houses various illustrious relics on which the mortal remains of Santa Lucia da Syracuse, who arrived in the church in the nineteenth century, following the demolition of the church of Santa Lucia placed on the site of the Venice railway station.

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6. Negozio Olivetti

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The Olivetti shop in Venice is a two -story room located in Piazza San Marco, the work of the architect Carlo Scarpa. It is one of the most important and first to the world for example of a flag shop. It itself classified as a building of national importance, is one of the most representative works of integration of a modern intervention on the historical palace protected by cultural heritage. Among the most famous works of Carlo Scarpa, it represents all its artistic personality and is one of the most significant and studied examples of design and architectural solutions conditioned by legislative and territory constraints.

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7. Cavalli di San Marco

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The Horses of Saint Mark, also known as the Triumphal Quadriga or Horses of the Hippodrome of Constantinople, is a set of bronze statues of four horses, originally part of a monument depicting a quadriga. The horses were placed on the facade, on the loggia above the porch, of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy after the sack of Constantinople in 1204. They remained there until looted by Napoleon in 1797 but were returned in 1815. The sculptures have been removed from the facade and placed in the interior of St Mark's for conservation purposes, with replicas in their position on the loggia.

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8. Gallerie dell'Accademia

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The Gallerie dell'Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice, northern Italy. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the sestiere of Dorsoduro. It was originally the gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, the art academy of Venice, from which it became independent in 1879, and for which the Ponte dell'Accademia and the Accademia boat landing station for the vaporetto water bus are named. The two institutions remained in the same building until 2004, when the art school moved to the Ospedale degli Incurabili.

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9. Ex chiesa Santa Caterina

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The "Marco Foscarini" high school is the oldest high school in Venice and one of the oldest in Italy having been founded in 1807 with Decree of Eugenio di Beauharnais, viceroy of Italy and goded from Napoleon I who established six high schools in as many cities of the Kingdom of Italy. At its foundation it was known as High School of Santa Caterina, from the name of the former convent in which it is still based, in the Cannaregio Sestiere a few hundred meters from the bank of the founded nine, and as I. R. Lice Gymnasium of Santa Caterina from 1850 to 1867.

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10. Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is one of the most visited attractions in Venice. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades. She began displaying her private collection of modern artworks to the public seasonally in 1951. After her death in 1979, it passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which opened the collection year-round from 1980.

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11. Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati)

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Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati) Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

Santa Maria del Rosario, commonly known as I Gesuati, is an 18th-century Dominican church in the Sestiere of Dorsoduro, on the Giudecca canal in Venice, northern Italy. The classical style building has a well-lit interior and is exceptional in preserving its original layout and Rococo decoration intact. The church and almost all its sculpture and paintings were created within a thirty-year period: construction began in 1725, the church was consecrated in 1743, and the last sculptural decoration was in place by 1755.

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12. Palazzo Loredan Cini

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The Palazzo Loredan Cini is a Gothic-style palace located between the Palazzo Balbi Valier and the Rio San Vio on the Grand Canal, in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. The palace was formed from the amalgamation of the former Palazzo Foscari-Loredan with the adjacent Palazzo Grimani. The narrow facade on the Canal has no entrance, but the facade to the north on the Rio, has a single water door, and is connected to the adjacent campo by a bridge. The facade is decorated with two poliforas.

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13. Museo Diocesano

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The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art "Sant'Apollonia" is a Museum of Venice, wanted by the Patriarch Albino Luciani, open to the public in 1977 on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the restoration of the bronze horses of the Basilica of San Marco, the October 4, 1980. It is located in the Benedictine monastery, a time of the Amiana island, close to Torcello, now disappeared. The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art was transferred at the end of 2020 to the Manfredinian Pinacoteca

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14. Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

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Santa Maria Formosa, formally The Church of the Purification of Mary, is a church in Venice, northern Italy. It was erected in 1492 under the design by Renaissance architect Mauro Codussi. It lies on the site of a previous church dating from the 7th century, which, according to tradition, was one of the eight founded by San Magno, bishop of Oderzo. The name "formosa" relates to an alleged appearance of the Holy Virgin disguised as a voluptuous woman1.

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15. Ca' Vendramin Calergi - Casinò di Venezia

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Ca' Loredan Vendramin Calergi is a 15th-century palace on the Grand Canal in the sestiere (quarter) of Cannaregio in Venice, northern Italy. It was commissioned by the patrician Loredan dynasty, namely Andrea Loredan, and paid for by Doge Leonardo Loredan, with construction starting in 1481. The architecturally distinguished building was the home of many prominent people through history and was the place where composer Richard Wagner died.

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16. Chiesa delle Eremite

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Le Eremite is a small Catholic church in the Dorsoduro area of Venice, Italy. It was built at the end of the 17th century for Augustinian nuns. It formed part of a larger complex which included a convent and schools run by the nuns. The schools ran until the middle of the last century and taught children of all ages - from infants to high school. The church is dedicated to Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Construction was completed in 1694.

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17. Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore

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San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical Renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta di San Marco and forms the focal point of the view from every part of the Riva degli Schiavoni.

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18. Molino Stucky

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The Molino Stucky is a Neo-Gothic building in Venice, on the western end of Giudecca island, near the ancient village Fortuny. It was designed by Ernst Wullekopf and built between 1884 and 1895 by the Swiss businessman Giovanni Stucky, whose father had married into the Italian Forti family and moved to the Veneto. It was first built as a flour mill supplied by boats across the lagoon and also operated as a pasta factory.

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19. San Cassiano

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San Cassiano is a 14th-century Roman Catholic church located in the San Polo sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. A church has stood on the site since 726 with the present building dedicated to Saint Cassian of Imola being consecrated in 1376 and re-modelled during the 17th century. It has a plain exterior with several adjacent buildings overlapping it. Its interior however is richly decorated in a Baroque style.

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20. Palazzo Ducale

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The Doge's Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. It was built in 1340 and extended and modified in the following centuries. It became a museum in 1923 and is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

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21. Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth

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Santa Maria di Nazareth is a Roman Catholic Carmelite church in Venice, northern Italy. It is also called Church of the Scalzi being the seat in the city of the Discalced Carmelites religious order. Located in the sestiere of Cannaregio, near Venezia Santa Lucia railway station, it was built in the mid-17th century to the designs of Baldassarre Longhena and completed in the last decades of that century.

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22. Teatro La Fenice

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Teatro La Fenice is an opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of "the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre" and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers – Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi – were performed.

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23. Basilica di San Marco

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The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as St Mark's Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Venice; it became the episcopal seat of the Patriarch of Venice in 1807, replacing the earlier cathedral of San Pietro di Castello. It is dedicated to and holds the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist, the patron saint of the city.

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24. Museo Correr

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The Museo Correr is a museum in Venice, northern Italy. Located in St. Mark's Square, Venice, it is one of the 11 civic museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The museum extends along the southside of the square on the upper floors of the Procuratorie Nuove. With its rich and varied collections, the Museo Correr covers both the art and history of Venice.

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25. Scuola Grande San Marco

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Scuola Grande San Marco G.dallorto / Attribution

The Scuola Grande di San Marco is a building in Venice, Italy, designed by the well-known Venetian architects Pietro Lombardo, Mauro Codussi, and Bartolomeo Bon. It was originally the home to one of the Scuole Grandi of Venice, or six major confraternities, but is now the city's hospital. It faces the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the largest squares in the city.

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26. Campanile di San Marco

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St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. The current campanile is a reconstruction completed in 1912, the previous tower having collapsed in 1902. At 98.6 metres (323 ft) in height, it is the tallest structure in Venice and is colloquially termed "el paròn de casa". It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.

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27. Arsenale di Venezia

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The Venetian Arsenal is a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together in the city of Venice in northern Italy. Owned by the state, the Arsenal was responsible for the bulk of the Venetian republic's naval power from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. It was "one of the earliest large-scale industrial enterprises in history".

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28. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti

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The church of Santa Maria delle Penitenti, is part of a large complex: Pio Loco delle Penitenti, located on the canal Cannaregio, near its exit to the lagoon facing Mestre, in the Northwest edge of Venice, Italy. It gained its name as a charitable institution providing an alternative life to former prostitutes, akin to a Magdalene asylum.

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29. Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci

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San Giorgio dei Greci is a church in the sestiere (neighborhood) of Castello, Venice, northern Italy. It was the center of the Scuola dei Greci, the Confraternity of the Greeks in Venice. Around this period there was a similar church in Naples called Santi Pietro e Paolo dei Greci. There was also a Greek Brotherhood of Naples.

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30. Mueo Storico Navale

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The Museo Storico Navale is a naval history museum located in the Castello district of Venice, near the Venetian Arsenal. The museum was established by the Regia Marina in 1919. Its collections include items relating to the naval and maritime history of Venice, and it has a large number of ship models and weapons on display.

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31. Ca' d'Oro

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The Ca' d'Oro or Palazzo Santa Sofia is a palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, northern Italy. One of the older palaces in the city, its name means "golden house" due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls. Since 1927, it has been used as a museum, as the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti.

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32. Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato

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The Church of Santa Maria e San Donato is a religious edifice located in Murano, northern Italy. It is known for its twelfth century Byzantine mosaic pavement and is said to contain the relics of Saint Donatus of Euroea as well as large bones behind the altar said to be the bones of a dragon slain by the saint.

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33. Chiesa di San Zaccaria

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The Church of San Zaccaria is a 15th-century former monastic church in central Venice, Italy. It is a large edifice, located in the Campo San Zaccaria, just off the waterfront to the southeast of Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Basilica. It is dedicated to St. Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist.

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34. San Raffaele Arcangelo

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The Chiesa dell'Angelo Raffaele is a church in Venice, northern Italy, located in the Dorsoduro sestiere. San Raffaele Arcangelo church is one of the only two churches in Venice that are possible to walk all around. It is located in Dorsoduro neighbourhood, close to San Basilio water bus stop.

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35. Squero San Trovaso

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The Squero di San Trovaso is one of the oldest and most famous Venetian Squers. The Squero is the classic construction site where they were built and repaired the boats of small size such as gondolas, pupparini, sandoli, s'ciopóni and other boats typical of the Venetian naval tradition.

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36. Palazzo Barbarigo

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Palazzo Barbarigo Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK / CC BY 2.0

Palazzo Barbarigo is a palace situated facing the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy. It is not to be confused with the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto and Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza, both also on the Gand Canal, and other palazzi, and several villas, once owned by the Barbarigo family.

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37. Forte Batteria Treporti

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The Forte Treporti, also called Forte Vecchio, is an nineteenth -century fortress located in the coast of Cavallino Treporti, in Punta Sabbioni. It is one of the best preserved fortifications of the North Lagoon of Venice and today the "Via dei Forti" is part of the museum route.

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38. Chiesa di San Giobbe

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The Church of St Job is a 15th-century Roman Catholic church located overlooking the campo of the same name, known as Sant'Agiopo in Venetian dialect, on the south bank of the Cannaregio canal near Ponte dei Tre Archi in the sestiere of Cannaregio of Venice, northern Italy,

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39. Chiesa di San Giacomo Apostolo

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San Giacomo di Rialto is a church in the sestiere of San Polo, Venice, northern Italy. The addition of Rialto to the name distinguishes this church from its namesake San Giacomo dell'Orio found in the sestiere of Santa Croce, on the same side of the Grand Canal.

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40. Chiesa di San Beneto

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The Chiesa di San Benedetto is a Roman Catholic church in Venice, northern Italy. Generally known as San Beneto in the Venetian dialect, the church faces the square named after it, the Campo San Beneto. It was founded in the 11th century and rebuilt in 1685.

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41. Chiesa di San Simeone Profeta

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San Simeone Profeta, also known as San Simeone Grande is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, Italy. The adjective Grande distinguishes this church from the San Simeone Piccolo, which was smaller in size until its 18th-century reconstruction.

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42. Chiesa di San Sebastian

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San Sebastiano is a church in Venetian sestors Dorsoduro. It poses a considerable part of the Paolo Veroneses life's work. In the church there are also sculptures from Alessandro Vittoria, as well as in the left in front of the side altar Veroneses tomb.

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43. Chiesa San Marcuola

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The church of San Marcuola is a religious building facing the Grand Canal and located in the sestiere of Cannaregio in Venice, Italy. It is dedicated to the saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus. Palazzo Memmo Martinengo Mandelli is a neighboring building.

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44. Chiesa delle Cappuccine

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Capuchin Church is a church in Venice, located in Canaregio District. The church is dedicated to Mary and St. Francis, but takes its name from the monastery, which was built in the early 17th century and demolished after Napoleon's crackdown.

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45. San Nicola da Tolentino

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The Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino, commonly known as the Tolentini, is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. It lies in a Campo of the same name and along the Rio dei Tolentini, near the Giardino Papadopoli.

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46. San Giovanni Decollato

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The church of San Zan Degolà, which in Venetian dialect abbreviates for San Giovanni Decollato, in English St John beheaded, is a Byzantine-Romanesque-style church and belltower in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, Italy.

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47. Chiesa di Sant'Alvise

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Sant'Alvise is a church in the sestiere of Cannaregio in Venice, northern Italy. According to tradition, it was built by Antonia Venier in 1338 and dedicated to St. Louis of Toulouse, and located next to an adjacent convent.

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48. Casa dei Tre Oci

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The Casa dei Tre Oci or Casa di Maria is a modern, neo-gothic palace located in the island of Giudecca of the sestiere of Dorsoduro, in Venice. The facade is visible across the Giudecca Canal from the Church of the Zitelle.

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49. Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

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The Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni in Venice, northern Italy, was one of the city's confraternities, a scuola piccola located in the sestiere (neighborhood) of Castello, Venice. Its building has been preserved.

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50. Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

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The church of San Giovanni Evangelista is a 15th-century religious building in the San Polo sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It stands across a courtyard from the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.

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51. Chiesa di San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti

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San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti is an ancient church in the sestiere of Castello, Venice, northern Italy, with a facade facing a Rio of the same name. It now serves as the chapel of the Civic Hospital of Venice.

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52. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta

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The church of Santa Maria della Pietà or della Visitazione is a prominent church in the sestiere of Castello in Venice, Italy. It is sited on the Riva degli Schiavoni, a short walk from the Doge's Palace.

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53. Chiesa di San Giuseppe di Castello

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The church of San Giuseppe di Castello is a religious building of the city of Venice, located in the Castello district, near the Napoleonic gardens. The Church is part of the Chorus Venice Association.

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54. San Simeon Piccolo

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San Simeone Piccolo is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. From across the Grand Canal it faces the railroad terminal serving as entrypoint for most visitors to the city.

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