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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

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Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful find a bit away from the crowds. Just loved stumbling upon it didn’t realize it was there. A real must see so much history to be learned.

Thank Nettie F
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto is the oldest church in Venice. It was consecrated in 422 a.d. This classic church has an enormous clock with one hand and divided into 24 hours. I particularly think that the building is pretty unique. Chiesa di San...More

Thank Bulqis K
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Keep walking and keep finding hidden treasures. I just love this beautiful city... You will find lot of stores to buy souvenirs near the church... Its 2-3 mins away from rialto bridge...

2  Thank rakeshsureka
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Located a short distance from Rialto and may be the oldest church on record in Venice. Reportedly, a carpenter built it in 421. It is a very small church inside but is easily recognizable from outside by the enormous 15th century clock. Standing in front...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto is considered to be the oldest church in Venice. This church is located on the Rialto market place, which was once the most important trading area in Venice. Although there was a fire in 1514 that burned the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I think that the surrounding hustle and bustle of the market stalls and the pedestrians on their way to the Rialto bridge detracts the attention from this lovely church. One glance at the awe inspiring ancient clock, which reminded me of the St Mark’s clock,...More

Thank AndrissaFerreira
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The square that house 1 of 2 San Giacamo Churches in Venezia, this being dominated by a wall-clock with roman numerals - feels like a market place type square

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

There is quite enough evidence to show that the oldest parts of the church date back from the 6th century, possibly even from the 4th century, and things don't get much older than that as far as churches in the West are concerned... :o) It...More

Thank Blue_439
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Chisea di San Giacomo di Rialto as the name suggests is situated a stones throw from the Rialto bridge. Traditionally said to be the oldest church in Venice according to an inscription on the left-hand pillar in the chancel which states 421. The church now...More

1  Thank chriswood72
Reviewed 17 November 2017

San Giacomo Is a small church located right behind the Rialto daily flea market in an open square. Inside was closed when we were there on a Monday.

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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