A place many people visit in the sestiere of Castello, is San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, one of the former scuole (confraternities). It is now a treasure house of art, including some charming works by Carpaccio.
If you walk past the entry to San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, and look to your right, you’ll discover another piece of Venetian history, San Giovanni di Malta. The original church was built in the 11th – 12th century, but was totally rebuilt in the 16th century. It, like many other religious institutions, suffered from suppression and the loss of art works, under the French in the 1800s.