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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The first time we were in Venice was 27 years ago, when my husband was attending a conference there. My then 4-year-old daughter and I wandered around Venice without a map while he was in the conference, and one day we stumbled on this church. I thought it was beautiful inside and wanted to take my husband there when he had free time, but I wasn't able to find it again. Fast forward to 2014 and we finally returned to Venice (without our daughter). With the help of the Internet, I was able to locate the church and take him to it. I was afraid it would not live up to my memory, but it did. Although there were other tourists there, it is far less crowded than the main tourist areas, and the neighboring square seems to be a hangout for local moms and their children.

Although we didn't get gelato at the Rosa Salva Gelateria Bar that is in the square, we were happy to find that they had decent WC facilities that you could use without buying something. Just walk in to the left of the gelateria counter and turn right--the toilets are in the back and are free.

6  Thank freedshop
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

There is something wonderful about the fact that when the square floods in the winter (poor drainage) they just set up some glorified tables for a makeshift bridge. If you have anything waterproof in the way of footwear I strongly recommend wearing it if you are travelling in the winter. Other than that the square is beautiful and you'll have some great 'venice is sinking' pictures to show people at home

2  Thank Annastasia H
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

All i can say about this place is that anyone staying in Venice should make a point of going to see it as you won't be dissapointed.

2  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The tourist attractions around the square are great but the evening is when the sure comes alive. You can either just stand and watch the cafe bands or sit down and have a drink and a coffee but expect to pay 6 Euro at your first drink for the privilege

2  Thank chrisshepp
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

A beautiful church, richly decorated, with tombs of important men of the Republic of Venice.
Don't miss the ancient Hospital nearby, with a spectacular library and a little museum of medical instruments.

5  Thank Algira_trip
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