"Sestiere San Polo - Campo San Toma" Top 5 Page for this destination San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo Tip by croisbeauty

  San Toma
by croisbeauty
 
  • San Toma - Venice
      San Toma
    by croisbeauty
  • Scholetta di Caleghieri - Venice
      Scholetta di Caleghieri
    by croisbeauty
  • San Toma - Venice
      San Toma
    by croisbeauty
  • Bell-tower of San Toma - Venice
      Bell-tower of San Toma
    by croisbeauty
  • Campo San Toma - Venice
      Campo San Toma
    by croisbeauty
 

Campo San Toma is, at least to me, the most beautiful square in whole of Sestiere San Polo. The whole square is dominated by the white marble facade of the church dedicated to San Toma Apostolo. It was founded in 917 with money from the Miani family and restored later on in several ocasions. The facade from 1652, designed by Longhena, was replaced as it was about to fall down. It was replaced in the mid of 18th century with classical facade by Francesco Bognolo.
Opposite to San toma Apostolo stands Scoletta di Callegheri, built in 1446, which is seat of the Brotherhood of shoemakers and cobblers. Calleghieri is Venetian expression for the shoemakers.

Address: Campo San Toma
Website: http://www.venice-centre-accommodation.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Oct 11, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

croisbeauty

“aliis si licet, tibi non licet”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 0 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 1 6

Have you been to Venice?

  Share Your Travels