Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo is among the most attractive squares in Venice, as far as architecture and monuments are concerned. It comes as no surprise that the spot was nicknamed Campo delle Maravege, or 'Square of Marvels'. The most impressive building dominating the campo is the Roman Catholic church, dedicated to Saint Giovanni and Saint Paolo.
The majestic temple was constructed during the 13th and 14th Centuries by the Dominicans. It houses rich art and cultural heritage, and has been perfectly preserved due to a thorough restoration in the middle of the 20th Century. Another monument amidst the square that is worth admiration is the massive statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, designed by Verrocchio.
The square is also home to a well-known café and pastry shop, but be forewarned: Tour groups frequent the café, and the gelato portions are among the stingiest in Venice.