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San Polo and Santa Croce District

In this chapter we are dealing with two of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Venezia, do not miss the San Polo and Santa Croce District.

The San Polo and Santa Croce District, bordered by the Grand Canal, are among the smallest on the island of Venezia and both take their name from the churches present within them.

San Polo and Santa Croce District

It seems that the first inhabitants settled on a group of islets, when in the eleventh century, there were born the first markets and the district became the commercial heart of Venezia.

San Polo is still today one of the most lively and characteristic districts (sestieri) of the city, in fact, among the many streets we find outdoor markets, shops, bacari (as the local pubs are called), as well as being also the center of the city's financial activities. Santa Croce, on the other hand, is much more similar to the Venetian hinterland.

San Polo and Santa Croce District

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◊ SAN POLO AND SANTA CROCE DISTRICT ◊

San Polo and Santa Croce District

THE RIALTO MARKET

The Rialto Market

In this district there was not only the market, but also the first ducal residence, prisons, courts, city warehouses and barracks...  ⇒ Continue

THE RIALTO BRIDGE

The Rialto Bridge

In the 16th century, when it was very badly reduced, a competition was launched for a new bridge, this time in stone, with an arch...  ⇒ Continue

CAMPO SAN POLO

Campo San Polo

On the field stand out the Church of San Polo and its bell tower, famous above all for its works of art that it houses, including "the Last Supper"...  ⇒ Continue

THE SORANZO PALACE

The Soranzo Palace

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Ca' Pesaro Palace

Today the building houses the International Gallery of Modern Art, owned by the Venice Biennale. The collection features works by artists...  ⇒ Continue

SANTA MARIA GLORIOSA DEI FRARI BASILICA

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Basilica

Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, this monumental yet welcoming basilica mixes different elements while maintaining great simplicity...  ⇒ Continue

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