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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

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Address: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Violin museum housed in one of Venice's oldest churches

Not far from the Rialto bridge and worth a look inside. Interesting large clock on the outside wall that dominates the square. Inside,the small church there is an interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the clock there isn't much to recommend about this rather simple church. But it IS in Venice and that makes almost everything worth sampling, once.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Not far from the Rialto bridge and worth a look inside. Interesting large clock on the outside wall that dominates the square. Inside,the small church there is an interesting collection of violins and associated stuff. I'm not usually drawn to such exhibits but did find it interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A not very impressive church that you can see close to Rialto bridge and Rialto market.What's different at it is the big old clock placed above the entrance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

There are so many churches to see in Venice that after a while they all start to merge. This one is fairly small but is still quite nice inside and has a pleasing exterior. There are some interesting Latin inscriptions on the wall near the entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Discovered this Church while trying to locate La Bottega dei Mascarieri. A beautiful collection of ancient string instruments adds to the overall antiquity of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This church is a small old one that now holds a music museum. If you are interested in the history of and the workmanship of fine stringed instruments this is a stop you should make in Venice. A quiet refuge within the busy city where you can just stop and enjoy the serenity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This small church in Campo San Giacomo is a short walk from the Rialto bridge and is well worth searching out. Reputedly one of the oldest, if not the oldest of all the churches in Venice, it is said to date from 421 although this is not proven. What is known is that it definitely goes back to the 1100’s... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful church that we passed on the way to San Marcos and near the bridge. We walked in and visited during one of our walks. It is classically beautiful with wonderful paintings, statues and alters. Take a little time and visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Just across the Rialto bridge and kinda the entrance to the Rialto market and fish market. Plenty of tourist shops along the edges of it nearer to the bridge. Arguably the oldest church in Venice. Patron saint of cheesemongers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Said to be the oldest church in Venice, it was consecrated at noon on the 21st March 421, the date that the republic used to celebrate as Venice's birthday. The current church was built sometime during the reign of Doge Domenico Selvo (1071-84) and re-consecrated in 1177. It survived the fire of 1514 which destroyed most of the market, but... More 

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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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