The Cloister of Sant’Apollonia

Venezia Unica 2015, Castello 4312

  • Location: Venezia Unica 2015, Castello 4312
  • Address: castello 4312
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  • Phone#: 041 5229166
  • Opening: every day 10am-5pm. Last entrance at 4.30pm. closed on Mondays.
  • Price: cloister + Museum: full rate €4, discounted €2.50.
    For further information on special offers, discounted admission and ticketing please visit the web site or contact the information office.
  • Transportation: Lines 2, 10, a, B (stop S. Marco Giardinetti). Lines 1, 2, 7, 14, 15, 19, 20, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, B, n (stop S. Marco S. Zaccaria).
This suggestive cloister belonging to the benedictine monastery of Santa Apollonia, erected between the Twelfth and the Thirteenth centuries, has romanesque stylings and still conserves, at its center, a well from the Second century. It is the home of the Lapidario Marciano, a collection of decorative stone fragments of not only roman and byzantine make, but also pieces from the venetian-byzantine period, most of which came from the ancient Basilica di San Marco. It is also the entrance to the Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, founded in 1976 by Patriarch Luciani, who went on to become Pope John Paul I.