Fodor's Expert Review Campo Santo Stefano

San Marco Religious Building/Site/Shrine
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 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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Venice, Veneto  30124, Italy

041-2750462-Chorus Foundation

www.chorusvenezia.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church of Santo Stefano €3, free with Chorus Pass

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