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Basilica Concattedrale di San Pietro di Castello

Castello 70, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 275 0462
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Castello 70, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 275 0462
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The situation of this church is absolutely lovely. And unlike several other churches we saw it is not too difficult to capture the entire front of the building in one shot. We did have a chance to go inside, as I believe we arrived during...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We used our vaporetta pass to circumnavigate Venice on a day trip, stopping off at various points along the way, enabling us to get to some of the more distant places. San Pietro di Castello was lovely, with a pleasant 10-minute from the vaporetta station...More

1  Thank Maureen273
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The B&B staff told us about San Pietro di Castello well away from most tourist go local area well worth the walk. This church was the first Cathedral in Venice at the time not now ,lovely church 3 Euro entry worth every penny and we...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Recommended to us by our accomodation host, we journeyed to Basilica di San Pietro di Castello, as this is the oldest basilica in Venice, set on a small island that is one of the first to become populated. The good points are that it is...More

Thank Hawthorn37
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a beautifully ornate church. Very little is original but a great deal of effort has been put into restoring the sections which have been damaged or destroyed. This church belongs to the 'Chorus' group for which you can purchase a special pass on...More

Thank Freya1958
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We really enjoyed walking around the Castello district of Venice, including the Arsenale area and all the way east to the Sant'Elena quarter. It was during this walk that we ended up on the isola di San Pietro where there were no other tourists at...More

Thank Aquilegia_blue
Reviewed 20 October 2015

thus us so beautiful! we stumbled onto it when getting lost (on purpose) in Venice. This neighborhood is so quiet and it's where the locals really are. The tower is lovely and again feels like a step back in time. (IT IS!)

Thank jro60
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This ancient church is visited by very few tourists, situated as it is well away from the main touristic centre of the city. It stands on its own island just off the eastern end of the city (linked by footbridge) and if you come here...More

2  Thank WMIM
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We found this on Trip Advisor while in Venice. It was interesting because you only hear of Pisa as the only leaning tower, but so does this one. It's a ways away from the normal tourist areas and at one point we felt like outsiders,...More

2  Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This church is on Isola San Pietro and you will have to walk there either via Giuseppe Garibaldi street or take a vaporetto. We walked on the way there and it was very peaceful. The church was built in 7th century but rebuilt few times...More

1  Thank Janulik
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
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