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Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The tallest spiral staircase of Venice is a perfect synthesis of different architecture styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Venetian-Byzantine). It was commissioned by Pietro Contarini in late 1400 as a decorative element of the adjacent family's...more
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San Marco, 4303, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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All reviews beautiful staircase leaning tower of pisa narrow alley ghost tour worth the effort architectural gem interesting building worth the climb off the beaten track climb the stairs worth a visit entrance fee walking tour take pictures marks square bell tower st mark's square
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was quiet and nice which was a good change of pace from the rest of Venice! Wonderful views from the top!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JodyB834
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a hidden gem An incredible architectural pearl hidden from the street Well worth the detour from the main

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank badrax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This palace off the beaten path almost equidistant between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square is a must see. The exterior staircase (scala) of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is impressive. This spiral staircase is five stories high and affords an incredible view of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank found t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful piece of architecture is so stunning to look at but the views across the city are breathtaking. Get your walking shoes on to take the hike to the top and on the way down view one of the rooms of the old palace...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judgys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful circular staircase is tucked away in a small street that is not obvious to find. Make the effort. It is so beautiful and the views from the top are excellent. You can read about the merging of architectural styles when you visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bevinfocus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide knew of our interest in Architecture. She made sure that we visited the beautiful external / exposed stone spiral staircase of the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, dating from the Renaissance, with periodic later remodeling. It is majestic & the upper story views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden little place off the beaten track. Well worth paying the €7 entrance fee. Amazing views of the Basilica from the top.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelgramguy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very well hidden gem, but well worth the finding. The top two levels are apparently are shorter than the rest to make it seem taller. The panorama from the top is unbelievable, with a unique view of the doge's palace and the tower. We got...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank foresttiger2018
Reviewed 5 February 2019

The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is tucked in a small street and its most famous feature is an external staircase. This and the view from the top across Venice make it worth visiting although if your time is limited and you prefer churches, your life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank rl_1949
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

Arrived prior to opening time of 10am and there were a few milling about, we're first to head up after paying a steep €7 each but being first up was quite nice. Architecturally it is a beauty and the views increadible.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaymT598CV
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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Monique G
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Response from ScalaContariniBovolo | Property representative |
Dear Monique, In our website you can find all the informations you need: search us on google typing scalacontarinidelbovolo. Thanks for choosing us and best regards, Scala Contarini del Bovolo
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15 July 2015|
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Response from GeraldineUK | Reviewed this property |
Yea, it is open for visitors but you have to book an appointment
24 January 2015|
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Response from MarieS443 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in October 2014 - at that time, it had a palisade fence around it, so you could not go inside, but the entire front fascade was visible. The building is in a narrow alleyway so even though there is a fence it does... More