Venice Sights

Chiostro di Sant'Apollonia

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  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Behind the basilica and over a bridge, a short fondamenta leads right toward the unassuming entrance of the Museo Diocesano (upstairs), housed in a former Benedictine monastery. Its peacefully shady 12th-century cloister has been modified over the centuries, but it remains the only surviving example of a Romanesque cloister in Venice. The brick pavement is original, and the many inscriptions and fragments on display (some from the 9th century) are all that remain of the first Basilica di San Marco. The museum contains an array of sacred vestments, reliquaries, crucifixes, ex-votos, and paintings from various Venetian churches.

Sight Information


Ponte della Canonica, Castello 4312, Venice, Veneto, 30122, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Museum €4, cloister €1
  • Daily 10–6

Published 10/27/2015


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