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Campo San Francesco Castello 2786, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful church not doubt. The walk from Arsenal is well worth it too and the Paladino facade is impressive. the inside I did not find particularly impressive

Thank stephan j
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We stayed in the area near this church, as the door was open when I was walking past I decided to take look inside. The church is large and interesting, the whole front of the church was taken up by a life size nativity scene...More

Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you have done all the major tourist sites of Venice, a visit to this church is well worthwhile. There are two cloisters, and when we were there we were all alone. In the campo outside the church there is a most interesting colonnade with...More

Thank Irena F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A very remarkable church, with a beautiful Palladian façade, in a quiet square, with a nice cloister just beside. Simple and proportioned temple indoors, the surroundings of San Francesco da Vigna are one of its charms, this a quiet area of the city full of...More

Thank southerntraveller49
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
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
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...More

Thank SunriseEspresso
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Miha P
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...More

2  Thank Freya1958
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
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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
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