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Lit a candle in this peaceful church

The Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo is what we saw every day directly across the canal from our hotel. I... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Madison Heights, Michigan
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Beautiful Domed Church

Right across the grand canal from the train station. It's a beautiful domed church. This is the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Riverside, California
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Santa Croce, 698 | Across from the railroad terminal, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo :- Tradition says the church, also known as Santi Simeone e Guida (Saints Simon and Jude), was founded in 966, but the first documented reference is from 1138 and to work after a fire in 1149. This original church was demolished...More

2  Thank LairdandLady4
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Upon exiting the train station in Venice, a church with a large green dome across the canal will present itself to you. This is the San Simeone Piccolo church, which looks great upon first appearance. However, this church will quickly fade into your memory as...More

2  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people don't know you can actually go under this church, which is just outside and across the canal from the train station.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Designed by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto and completed in 1738, this domed neoclassical building is one of the last churches to be built in Venice.

Thank ArazziG
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo is what we saw every day directly across the canal from our hotel. I would have liked to have had a tour guide with me when I visited it, but it looked beautiful, spiritual, and inviting, so my husband and...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Right across the grand canal from the train station. It's a beautiful domed church. This is the first building we saw after exiting out from the Venice train station. Great first impression of Venice seeing this church.

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This church was originally built in the 8th century but was rebuilt in the 10th century and dedicated to Saint Moses. The façade dates to 1688.The sculptures on the façade have less to do with religious icons and are of church patrons. Inside the altarpiece...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A striking exterior that is right across from the railway station this nice round domed church is bright and simple inside. Well worth a quick visit if nearby.

1  Thank Maryanne37
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous church, despite not being as ornate as some of the other examples. The outside dome and imposing columns frame the entrance gorgeously leading into a space that is filled with light. Situated on the Grand Canal, just opposite the station, the...More

Thank AndrissaFerreira
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A nice small church across from the Ferovia Vaporetto stop. You will pass it when walking by, Stop in as there was no cost.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We kept seeing this beautiful church walking, using the vaporetto so we decided to visit. As I said we were very impressed by the outside. I didn’t go down into the crypt because there is nothing electricity , they give you a candle

Thank 11KarenS
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful church and I personally like the domed style from the inside. But the true experience of this church is the crypt. For just two euros you get and candle and go down to explore the almost completely dark crypt. It is pretty...More

1  Thank Rasmus L
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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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