On this of two walking tours in Dorsoduro, you will discover a lively district of Venice that has somehow managed to escape the crowds of tourists. Our walk begins at the Campo San Pantalon, just south of the great church of the Frari, and ends at the Campo Angelo Raffaele next to the church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli. We will cover a little over a mile to allow you to discover a very different Venice – one that hasn’t been turned into a museum. This is a living Venice inhabited by locals, with a fishermen’s quarter and a deliciously quaint and picturesque charm. Still, even a little-known part of Venice such as this neighborhood hides authentic masterpieces by the greatest Venetian painters, in particular Veronese’s last painting, and the Scuola Grande dei Carmini, often referred to as the Tiepolo museum.
Places and topics covered
1: Veronese in the Church of San Pantalon, 2: Church of Carmini, 3:Tiepolo's masterpieces in the Scuola Grande dei Carmini, 4: Palazzo Zenobio, 5: Church of San Nicolò, 6: Campo Angelo Raffaele
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Author: Frédérique de Boissieu Departure point: Campo San Pantaleone Arrival point: Campo Angelo Raffaele Times: Church of San Pantaleone: open every day but only from 8 to 10am Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli: open on weekdays, from 10am to noon The Scuola Grande dei Carmini: open from 9am to 4pm (6pm during the summer). The ideal time to start this tour is in the morning on a weekday, between 8:30 and 9:15