A secret viewing spot in Venice

I love Venice so much, specially getting lost in one of the many alleys with no specific final location. Even though it is such a small city, sure doesn’t feel that way when I walk, I can easily walk for hours! Thankfully gelato and pasta gives me the needed boost to continue with my day. I’m not the only one that is mesmerized by its charms, hence the city can get super crowded with so many tourists.

On my last time in Venice I discover a hidden spot mainly visited by locals with the best views! I am not kidding, it is beautiful and so peaceful! Scala Contarini del Bolovo, is located in a small palazzo know for this spiral staircase and many arches. Renaissance and Gothic construction technique, with Byzantine Venetian shape. On the second floor of this palazzo is a housed gallery showcasing arts scene from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and further up the staircase leads to an arcade with THE view of Venice’s rooftops. What makes this spot even more specially is that it was closed from the public for more then 30 years due to renovation, finally reopening its door in 2016.

Entrance fee is 7 euros per person.

 

Hour of Operation:

Daily: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Ticket Office closes 30 minutes before the closing time.

Coordinates: 45.4348° N, 12.3345° E

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