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Venice, Italy

Santi Giovanni e Paolo

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Today: 9:00am-6:00pm
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Sunday:12:00pm-6:00pm
Monday:9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday:9:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday:9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday:9:00am-6:00pm
Friday:9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday:9:00am-6:00pm
Cost: $3.53 USD (3.00 EUR)

Dedicated to Doges

The art and architecture of this minor basilica is not necessarily as striking as that of other churches, but this is one of the more important churches of Venice, and also one of the largest. Twenty-five doges are buried here, and most doge funerals were held here as well. Pietro Mocenigo, who was a famous and influential doge and admiral in the 15th century, is buried here and his tomb is one of the highlights of the church. This minor basilica was most often used for large congregations and has been an important institution in Venice since the Renaissance. If you can’t find it on a map, ask a local where “San Zanipolo” is; this is the name for the church in the Venetian dialect.

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