San Leone / San Lio (Church)

Supposedly the grave of Canaletto

┬áSan Lio church, close to campo san Bortolo in Saint Mark district, is dedicated to Pope Leo X, who had supported the independence of Venice churches. Today’s church was built in XVI century on an older one.
The Venetian painter Canaletto, who was living nearby, is believed to have been baptised and buried in this church.
Although a small and hidden church, it houses artworks by some of the most important Venetian painters, such as Tiepolo, Palma il Giovane and Titian.

Castello 12, Campo San Lio, 30122 - Venezia
+39 041 24 13 817
Opening hours
All days
Closed on Sundays
Water bus Line 1, 2, N | Rialto