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A wonderful church off the beaten track

This beautiful church is in a quiet corner of Dorsoduro well away from the tourist crowds. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ian C
Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
Beautiful church, but bring a flashlight

Chiesa Mendicoli has one of the most ornately decorated interiors of Venetian churches. The... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Dave J
San Jose, California
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4 weeks ago
“A wonderful church off the beaten track”
15 Jun 2018
“Beautiful church, but bring a flashlight”
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Campo San Nicolo 1907 | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
+39 041 275 0382
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful church is in a quiet corner of Dorsoduro well away from the tourist crowds. It is near the university which gives the are a certain bohemian feel and there are lots of attractive cafes nearby. We were fortunate to meet the caretaker who...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Chiesa Mendicoli has one of the most ornately decorated interiors of Venetian churches. The problem is, there is no lighting provided. We visited around lunchtime, and the interior was dark. We paid the Euro fee to turn the lights on for 5 minutes, and wow,...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

San Nicolo is possibly best known as the church that features in the movie 'Don't Look Now'. At the time of filming it was being restored under the aegis of 'Venice in Peril' and visiting today it is gratifying to see what a wonderful job...More

1  Thank trippingferret
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We came across this church by chance. It is a really lovely building inside as well as outside. The interior is literally beautiful and worth a visit.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Far from the crowd, far from regular tours, a wonderful church that will touch you.i think it has a special spell.

Thank Leonty77
Reviewed 18 December 2016

One of the most famous and lovely churches in Venice, yet the one most tourists are likely to miss. Its obscurity stems from it being tugged away at a remote Venetian area inside a particularly bewildering maze of bridges and waterways. Even John Ruskin failed...More

Thank GiacomoB1746
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Reputed to be one of the oldest churches in Venice, but in a fairly remote and quiet part of Dorsoduro. Nevertheless, a sumptuous interior: mediaeval columns supporting richly carved and gilt renaissance arches alternating with statues, and surmounted by the usual Venetian bounty of large...More

2  Thank nigel661
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Ornate and pretty little church with an unassuming exterior maybe to protect the contents which are rather spectacular.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Walk around the area: unspoiled by tourists and very genuine. It used to be a poor part of town: hence the name of the church: St Nicholas of the beggars. The exterior has an original porch and inside it is richly decorated with paintings in...More

1  Thank Luisella P
Reviewed 18 June 2015

What can I say& It is definitely beautiful. Baroque. Tasty. Historical. Sedate. But you will probably not remember exactly its name after at least two days in Venice/ For strollers^ you will find peace and rest here, at least for a while....untill your legs stop...More

1  Thank Caterina S
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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
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restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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