In Venice there are an unspecified numbers of church and bell towers, each one telling a piece of history and art of this city. In this section, you will find all the most important churches of Venice, with historical, cultural and artistic information, pictures and useful directions to help you organizing your visit of Venetian most beautiful churches



In the market area of Rialto district, this Renaissance church has been closed for more than 20 years for renovation and it was open to public only in 2002. It is one of the most unpopular churches in Venice.
Rebuilt in 1538 by Antonio Abbondi known as Scarpagnino after the fire in 1514 that destroyed the whole area, the church preserves the ‘300 bell tower. 

Built during the 15th century, the church treasures many ‘400-‘500 works by Tintoretto, Ricci and Pordenone. The monumental façade is in contrast with the simplicity of the adjacent Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

Founded in the IX century, and originally Byzantine, the church of San Polo underwent two important restructuring projects: the first took place in the 15th century, with the late Gothic additions including the fine portal attributed to Bartolomeo Bon and the big fleuron on the façade; the second in 1804 when Davide Rossi turned the church into a neo-classical building.

It is a very old church (9th century) located in one of the few tree-lined in the heart of Venice, San Giacomo dall'Orio has different architectural styles. It was rebuilt in the 13th century, Latin cross with three naves and transept and it was later restructured in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The lavish external façade of San Stae (Sant’Eustachio) build in rococo style, faces the Grand Canal, and was designed by Domenico Rossi in 1709, characterized by its rich decoration thanks to the contribution from the architect Giovanni Grassi and sculptors such as Piazzetta and Tiepolo.

Known as “San Giacometto” for its small dimensions, the church overlooks the Rialto market with its pride, its typical meridian on the main façade, the rib vault bell tower and the original Gothic portico - the only one in Venice – embellished with gorgeous capitals.