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San Pietro di Castello, Veneto

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San Pietro di Castello is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, forming part of the Castello sestiere. It is linked to the main islands of Venice by two bridges.HistoryThe island was the site of a castle from at least the 6th century, and it is from this that the island and the sestiere are named. In the seventh century, it became the seat of the Bishop of Olivolo, later renamed Bishop of Castello. When Castello was merged into the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice it remained the seat of that archdiocese until 1807. The Church of San Pietro was the seat from the ninth century, while other attractions on the island include a campanile with a ring of bells in C, and the greenery of the Campo San Pietro.
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  • From Piazza San Marco, continue on Riva degli Schiavoni to the area of the Biennale; turn onto via Garibaldi and continuing straight ahead, after the last bridge here in the small island of San Pietro. Tourists diminish more and more and appreciate a Venice more sincere and simple, made up of locals. All very quiet and simple, both stores that locals. Pleasant wander without half, take streets, bridges and enjoy the tranquility and authenticity hard now to find in the other Venice.
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  • We used our vaporetta pass to circumnavigate Venice on a day trip, stopping off at various points along the way, enabling us to get to some of the more distant places. San Pietro di Castello was lovel...  read more »
  • The B&B staff told us about San Pietro di Castello well away from most tourist go local area well worth the walk. This church was the first Cathedral in Venice at the time not now ,lovely church 3 Eur...  read more »
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  • Unknown to most people and difficult to reach, however deserving
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  • Lovely although little visited.
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  • Very nice interior and also the facade and the leaning tower with the quiet and green courtyard are interesting and a worth visit.
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  • One of the most famous and beautiful Basilicas in the world!
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