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San Pantalon

Attractions

The dedicatee of this church is St Pantaleon, a court physician to Emperor Galerius, who was arrested, tortured and finally beheaded during Diocletian's...

Dorsoduro

San Pietro in Castello

Attractions

Until 1807, San Pietro in Castello was the cathedral of Venice, and its remote position testifies to the determination of the Venetian government to keep...

Castello

San Pietro Martire

Critics' choice
Attractions

Behind its unspectacular façade, the church of San Pietro Martire conceals an important work by Giovanni Bellini, backed by a marvellous landscape: The...

Fondamenta dei Vetrai

San Polo

Attractions

The church of San Polo faces away from the square, towards the canal, although later buildings have deprived it of its façade and water entrance. The...

San Polo

San Rocco

Attractions

If you have toured the school of San Rocco and are in the mood for yet more Tintorettos (perhaps after a stiff drink or a lie down), look no further. Built...

San Polo

San Salvador

Critics' choice
Attractions

If you can't make it to Florence on this trip, come to San Salvador instead. Begun by Giorgio Spavento in 1506, it was continued by Tullio Lombardo and...

San Marco

San Sebastiano

Critics' choice
Attractions

This contains perhaps the most brilliantly colourful church interior in Venice, and it's all the work of one man: Paolo Veronese. His first commission was...

Dorsoduro

San Silvestro

Attractions

The church of San Silvestro was rebuilt in the neo-classical style between 1837 and 1843. It contains a Baptism of Christ (c1580) by Tintoretto, located...

San Polo

San Simeone Profeta

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More commonly known as San Simeone Grande, this small church of possibly tenth-century foundation underwent numerous alterations in the 18th century. The...

Santa Croce

San Stae

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Stae is the Venetian version of Eustachio or Eustace, a martyred saint who was converted to Christianity by the vision of a stag with a crucifix between his...

Santa Croce

San Trovaso

Attractions

This church overlooking a quiet campo has two almost identical façades, both modelled on the sub-Palladian church of Le Zitelle on the Giudecca. The story...

Dorsoduro

San Vidal

Attractions, Music

This early 18th-century church, with a façade derived from Palladio, was for years used as an art gallery. It has now been restored and hosts concerts. Over...

San Marco

San Zaccaria

Attractions

Founded in the ninth century, this church has always had close ties with the Doge's Palace. Eight Venetian rulers were buried in the first church on the...

Castello

San Zulian

Attractions

The classical simplicity of Sansovino's façade (1553-55) for San Zulian is offset by a grand monument to Tommaso Rangone, a wealthy and far from...

San Marco

Santa Eufemia

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This church has a 16th-century Doric portico along its flank. The interior owes its charm to its mix of styles. The nave and aisles are mostly 11th century,...

Giudecca