Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Venezia, San Marco 4299 Corte Contarini del Bovolo 30124 Venezia

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.

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Paid admission
Info and hours: 

The Scala Contarini del Bovolo will be open every day, from 10:00am to – 6:00pm (last entry 5:30pm)


8€ 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