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Santo Stefano


Santo Stefano is an Augustinian church, built in the 14th century and altered in the 15th. The façade has a magnificent portal in the florid Gothic style....

San Marco

Scala Contarini del Bòvolo


Follow the signs for the Scala del Bòvolo from campo Manin and you will emerge in a narrow courtyard entirely dominated by this elegant Renaissance spiral...

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Scuola dei Carmini


Begun in 1670 to plans by Baldassare Longhena, the building housing this scuola run by the Carmelite order was spared the Napoleonic lootings that dispersed...

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Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni


The schiavoni were Venice's Slav inhabitants, who had become so numerous and influential by the end of the 15th century that they could afford to build this...

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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Critics' choice

Used frequently during the day for conferences and in the evening for concerts, this scuola in 2009 began allowing visits at other times. Check the website...

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Scuola Grande di San Marco (Ospedale Civile)


This is one of the six scuole grandi, the confraternities of Venice. It's now occupied by the city hospital, which extends all the way back to the lagoon....


Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions, Museums

The Archbrotherhood of St Roch was the richest of the six scuole grandi in 15th-century Venice. Its members came from the top end of the mercantile and...

San Polo 3054

Teatro La Fenice

Critics' choice
Attractions, Dance, Music

Venice's principal opera house - aptly named 'the phoenix' - has a long history of fiery destruction and rebirth. The theatre (1792) designed by...

San Marco 1983

Telecom Italia Future Centre


The 16th-century cloisters of the monastery of San Salvador underwent a thorough restoration in the 1980s, to provide a showcase for the latest offerings of...

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Torre dell'Orologio


Note that there is no lift and the stairs are steep and narrow. Tours can be booked at the Museo Correr, by calling 041 520 9070 or online. The clock...

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Venice Card

Attractions, Museums, Shops

Administered by Hellovenezia, the Venice Card is a three-day (€73, €66 reductions) or seven-day (€96, €87 reductions) pass covering vaporetto use and free...

Venice Connected

Attractions, Museums, Shops

The on-line Venice Connected service allows you to pre-book and pre-pay transport passes, tickets for civic museums and public toilets (yes, that's no joke)...