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Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna

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Address: Campo San Francesco Castello 2786, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Another pretty church in a quiet part of town

This interesting church with a tall tower is located in a relatively quiet part of town, but still easily accessible on foot from the main tourist areas. The tower is really quite... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

This interesting church with a tall tower is located in a relatively quiet part of town, but still easily accessible on foot from the main tourist areas. The tower is really quite high and can be seen for some distance around. Worth a look.

1 Thank KGB777
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

The "quartiere", the church, the convent, the friars... you can have a very nice sight of the "normal" Venice, safe from the lot of tourist that floods Saint Mark's...

Thank Duván T
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Last year we visited the Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna on Christmas day, and it was one of our most serenely beautiful experiences that day. As others have mentioned, the architecture (Sansovino, Palladio) is beautiful, as are the many beautiful paintings (especially the Madonna and Christ by Bellini-- pay the coin to light it up). Be sure to research... More 

Thank SunriseEspresso
Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

One renaissance church was missing during my visits in Venice. I had a wish to see all works of Palladio. It is not so easy to reach San Giorgio or Giudecca. San Francesco is even more hidden in NE corner of the main island. Palladio’s main stone façade is just one good thing there. Church has only visitors, tourists are... More 

1 Thank Miha P
Hunter Valley, NSW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We were told about this lovely old church by the very pleasant attendant at another church we visited so we decided to stop in as we were planning to walk close by on our way elsewhere. We were very pleased we did venture in as the history & the lovely interior made it well worth the effort.

1 Thank Freya1958
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I hadn't planned to visit this church; I was just wandering around and I found it. It is a very beautiful church, peaceful and quiet with a lovely cloister next to it. I really enjoyed it, goes without saying that it was free of charge!

1 Thank Emy A
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful monastery w Palladio facade and interior build w 1:3:9 proportions to enhance sound waves, classicalmusic

Thank Maxim V
Reading, PA
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Palladio designed the facade of this Franciscan church. Inside there are a Madonna by Bellini as well as the first work of art done by Veronese in Venice.

3 Thank luvroma2
Botosani, Romania
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The first church in Venice where I really felt the solemnity and beauty of the atmosphere. Try to see also all the chapels and the quiet gardens.

Thank Cătălina J
Greenbelt, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

We found this monumental church by accident, as we wandered through the back calli (local name for pedestrian streets), in the Venezia that few tourists ever venture to see. The calling card for the church, and what made us stop, is the monumental facade built in an astonishingly white stone (beautiful marble? or just recently cleaned?). When you look a... More 

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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