Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Venezia, San Marco 4299 Corte Contarini del Bovolo 30124 Venezia

+++In line with the latest guidance, from 5 November 2020 until Decemer 3 the Scala Contarini del Bovolo will be temporarily closed to the public.+++

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.

Buy your ticket

- on line on Venezia Unica



Paid admission
Info and hours: 

For the month of June 2020 Scala Contarini del Bovolo will be open from Friday to Sunday, from 10 AM to – 1PM / 1:30 PM – 6 PM.


7€ Full Price
6€ Concessions: 12 to 26 years-old, over 65 years-old, FAI members & National Trust members, Touring Club Italiano (TCI), GIST (Gruppo Italiano Stampa Turistica) members
Free Admission
Children up to 12 years-old
Authorized Tourist Guide
Residents in Venice municipality- with a valid I.D. Card
Employees IRE and Fondazione Venezia Servizi alla Persona