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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Castello, Campo S.S. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

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About Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

The basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo is the largest church in Venice and one of the most surprising. Inside you can find the tombs of 27 doges and some paintings from important artists. the funeral services of all of Venice's doges were held here, and twenty-five doges are buried in the church.


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Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli0.19km from Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

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Chiesa di San Zaccaria0.53km from Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

The church of San Zaccaria is a place of worship catholic city of Venice, located in the district of Castello, near the field that takes its name. The church is dedicated to Zaccaria, father of San Giovanni Battista.  Very ancient church dating back to the 9th century, at the origin of the city, it was a place closely linked to the archaic history of Venice. It was now one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.