Fodor's Expert Review Campo Santo Stefano

San Marco Historical
Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco, Venice, italy.

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 (square) 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 Bartolomeo Bon. Inside, you'll see works by Tintoretto.

Historical Outdoor Plaza/Square

Quick Facts

Venice, Veneto  30124, Italy

041-2750462-Chorus Foundation

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church of Santo Stefano €3, included with Chorus Pass (€12)

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