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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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Santa Maria Assunta

Critics' choice
Attractions

Dating from 638, the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is the oldest building on the lagoon. The interior has an elaborate 11th-century mosaic floor, but the...

Santa Maria dei Carmini

Attractions

The church officially called Santa Maria del Carmelo has a tall campanile topped by a statue of the Virgin. It is richly decorated inside, with 17th-century...

Dorsoduro

Santa Maria dei Derelitti (Ospedaletto)

Attractions

The church was built in 1575 within the complex of the Ospedaletto, a hospice for the poor and aged. There is still an old people's home here. Between 1668...

Castello 6691

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Critics' choice
Attractions

Arguably one of the most exquisite churches in the world, Santa Maria dei Miracoli was built in the 1480s to house a miraculous image of the Madonna,...

Cannaregio

Santa Maria del Giglio

Attractions

This church's façade totally lacks any Christian symbols (give or take a token angel or two). Built between 1678 and 1683, it's a huge exercise in defiant...

San Marco