Chiesa di Santo Stefano
Museo della Musica
Housed in the restored neoclassical Chiesa di San Maurizio , this collection of rare 17th- to 19th-century instruments is accompanied by...
Galerie van der Koelen
Hidden behind thundering Teatro La Fenice, this conceptual art gallery makes bold statements with Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fairytale’, a line-up of...
Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea
Press the brass doorbell for ‘stART’ on this 17th-century palace to be buzzed up to the 2nd-storey gallery, where guest artists...
Sunny tearoom by day, sleek backlit alabaster bar by night, and fabulous full time. Arrive by 6.30pm for first choice of fresh cicheti ...
Trattoria e Bacaro Da Fiore
Possibly the best bang for your buck in San Marco, this elegant trattoria with its rustic-chic decor serves superlative Venetian dishes...
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Chiesa di Santo Stefano information
The free-standing bell tower behind it leans disconcertingly, but this brick Gothic church has stood tall since 1325. Credit for ship-shape splendour goes to Bartolomeo Bon for the marble entry portal and to Venetian shipbuilders, who constructed the vast wooden carena di nave (ship’s keel) ceiling that resembles an upturned Noah’s Ark.
Enter the cloisters museum to see Canova’s 1808 funerary stelae featuring gorgeous women dabbing their eyes with their cloaks. Also worth looking at are Tullio Lombardo’s wide-eyed 1505 saint, and three brooding 1575–80 Tintorettos – Last Supper, with a ghostly dog begging for bread; the gathering gloom of Agony in the Garden ; and the abstract, mostly black Washing of the Feet .