The Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, referred to in Venetian as San Zanipolo, is a congregation in the Castello sestiere of Venice, Italy. One of the biggest holy places in the city, it has the status of a minor basilica. After the fifteenth century the memorial service administrations of the majority of Venice's doges were held here, and twenty-five doges are covered in the church.The immense block structure was planned in the Italian Gothic style, and finished in the 1430s.
It is the important Dominican church of Venice, and in that capacity was worked to hold vast assemblies. It is devoted to John and Paul, not the Biblical Apostles of similar names, but rather two cloud saints of the Early Christian church in Rome, whose names were recorded in the fourth century however whose legend is of a later date.