In the heart of the Santa Croce quarter there is a hidden gem that often is passed up. Its shape is untypical and irregular for Venice. Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio is a live and active campo.
Shaded by tree areas and speckled with typical and indispensible red benches. This campo reinvents itself continuously and grants a new experience depending on the hour of your visit.
Frequented by Venetians, Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio at the same time, in the early afternoon, is a perfect terrain for children to play in as soon as they are out of school. It is an oasis for relaxing in the hot summer mornings, a romantic scenery for an evening drink and an unexpected stage for special events.
This campo reinvents itself continuously
Marked by the discreet church of San Giacomo dell’Orio founded during the 14th century – holds splendid paintings including Lorenzo Lotto and Paolo Veronese – The campo is surrounded by nice restaurants and awesome bars to savor a spritz or a fresh glass of wine. Don’t forget to dine at the Osteria La Zucca whose specialties are based on the vegetables in season or a pizza seated outside the restaurant Refolo or some fresh fish at the restaurant La Patatina.
The campo is surrounded by nice restaurants and awesome bars
From May to Septmeber, every Tuesday from 9 o’clock p.m., Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio turns into a open air dance floor to the beat of the Argentine tango. In July, however, around 25 , Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio became the center of Venice for the festival dedicated to his patron: the field is filled with cheerful dinner ready to enjoy the best ribs in the festivals or typical Venetian lagoon, to the rhythm of concerts live that follow one another throughout the week
Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio won’t disappoint you, especially if your looking for an authentic Venice, where there is still space for a public vegetable garden, a public fountain and above all a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere for everyone.