In this chapter we discuss two of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Venice, 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. 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.
We have divided the San Polo and Santa Croce District into the following chapters:
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