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Campo Santo Stefano

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In Venice's most prestigious residential neighborhood, you'll find one of the city's busiest crossroads just over the Accademia Bridge; it's hard to believe this square once hosted bullfights, with bulls or oxen tied to a stake and baited by dogs. For centuries the campo was all grass except for a stone avenue called the liston. It was so popular for strolling that in Venetian dialect "andare al liston" still means "to go for a walk." A sunny meeting spot popular with Venetians and visitors alike, the campo also hosts outdoor fairs during Christmas and Carnevale seasons. Check out the 14th-century Chiesa di Santo Stefano. The pride of the church is its very fine Gothic portal, created in 1442 by Bartomomeo Bon. Inside, you'll see works by Tintoretto.

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  • Address: Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco, Venice, 30124 | Map It
  • Phone: 041/2750462
  • Cost: Church of Santo Stefano €3, free with Chorus Pass
  • Hours: Church of Santo Stefano: Mon.–Sat. 10–5
  • Website:
  • Subway: Vaporetto: Accademia
  • Location: San Marco
Updated: 11-13-2013

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