Church of San Pietro di Castello

Standing on Campo San Pietro, the church of San Pietro di Castello is one of Venice's oldest places of worship, dating from around 650. Rebuilt in the 17C to designs by Andrea Palladio, its façade resembles that of Il Redentore. The interior is home to an interesting work by Veronese which depicts St John the Evangelist, St Peter and St Paul. Also of interest is the elaborate main altar and an unusual St Peter's cathedra, a 13C marble throne which is adorned with inscriptions from the Koran.

Useful information

Address:

Campo San Pietro, 30122 Venezia

Price:

3 €

Opening hours

daily except Sun 10am-5pm

Our reports

Castello: the Venetians' Venice!

You may feel the urge to put some distance between yourself and the jam-packed Piazza San Marco. Rest assured, life continues as normal in the Venetians' Venice, for example in Castello, a bustling working-class district fifteen minutes east of the Piazza San Marco. In the biggest and most highly populated of Venice's six sestieri (districts), washing still hangs out to dry at the windows, the elderly quietly go about their shopping, and bambini play football in the streets.
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