Secluded in a small courtyard at the end of a narrow side line set perpendicular to Campo Manin, the Scala Contarini del Bovolo can be admired in all of its extraordinary elegance. It numbers among the most unusual examples of Venetian architecture in the transitional period from the Gothic style, deep-rooted in local tradition, to the emerging Renaissance. A series of overlapping loggias connects the various levels to the exterior staircase that unwinds in a snail shape - "bovolo" in Venetian dialect - inside a cylindrical tower decorated by an intricate fretwork of ascending archways.
The Ticket to visit Scala Contarini del Bovolo is valid for a 30 minutes visit during the day and timetable that you will choose.
It is possible to add to each ticket the visit to Oratory of the Crociferi. The Oratory is 15-20 minutes walk from Scala Contarini del Bovolo. The visit to the Oratory is not bound by the timetable chosen for the visit of the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. The Oratory is open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
For group visits outside opening hours please contact the reservation office.
Children under 12 are admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult can accompany up to 2 children under 12 years.
From Tuesday to Sunday:
10:00 – 13:30 and 14:00 – 18:00
Last admission 17:30
Closing day Monday