Church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo

Distance from the hotel

20 minutes on foot


The Basilica of Saints John and Paul (called San Zanipolo in Venetian dialect) is one of the most impressive medieval religious buildings of Venice, along with the basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. It is considered the Pantheon of Venice because of the large number of Venetian doges and other prominent people who have been buried here since the thirteenth century. This church is in, in the Castello district. In December 1921, Pope Benedict XV has elevated to the rank of minor basilica.