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.
A highly lauded establishment in the heart of Venice, Osteria alle Testiere has been serving... Read more