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Five treasures to discover Venice off the beaten path

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Bovolo, a name that in Venetian means "spiral", a perfect word that defines the architecture of the most famous staircase in Venice attributed to Giovanni Candi.
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Oratorio dei Crociferi

As an anonymous shell encloses a pearl, so the Oratorio dei Crociferi preserves a pictorial unicum with sparkling colors painted by Jacopo Palma il Giovane.
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Chiesa delle Zitelle

Built to a design by Andrea Palladio, it enjoys one of the most beautiful and privileged views of Piazza San Marco..
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Complesso dell'Ospedaletto

Church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti, Scala dei Sardi, Courtyard of the Four Seasons and Music Hall.
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Chiesa delle Penitenti

Work created by Giorgio Massari, one of the most important architects of the eighteenth century working in Venice and in the Veneto region.
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Hidden Jewels of Venice, a new way to discover the city

Secret stairs, baroque architecture, ancient choirs: Hidden Jewels nearby St. Mark’ Square and Rialto Bridge.


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Find out all the upcoming events

Our scheduled events dedicated to different sectors, tourism and events, at national and international level.


"Lucherini & Soto Rodriguez" streaming concert On Thursday 8th October 2020, do not miss the only streaming event of the Venezia Jazz Festival 3rd edition! The concert, broadcast from the Sala della Musica, on the first floor of the “Complesso dell’ Ospedaletto”,...

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From 2nd to 4th October 2020 the modern part of the Complesso dell'Ospedaletto hosts VINOKILO, the largest Vintage Kilo Sale in Europe. Vinokilo's mission is to raise awareness of a conscious and more sustainable consumption of clothing and fashion also through the...

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On 26 and 27 September 2020, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, it will be possible to visit, through a free guided tour by reservation, the churches of the Pietà and the Ospedaletto and the Scuola Grande di San Marco with the Museum of Medicine. The goal...

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Plan the perfect wedding proposal!

The Hidden Jewels of Venice and our staff are at your disposal to create a special atmosphere and to take care of every detail to perfection.


Attend official concerts!

Live the unique experience of attending the Mandolin in Venice concerts organized in the awesome Scala Contarini del Bovolo!


Animated visits

A unique experience that through real theatrical interpretations will revive characters who really lived, over the centuries, our prestigious Hidden Jewels of Venice.

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