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Address: Venice, Italy
Description: Venice district that offers many interesting historic sites such as the...
Venice district that offers many interesting historic sites such as the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto, thought to be the oldest church in Venice.
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Very special area. Full of character, great restaurants and vibrancy:) Cannot go wrong having a adventure on foot here!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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126 reviews 126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Very special area. Full of character, great restaurants and vibrancy:) Cannot go wrong having a adventure on foot here!!

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Denver, Colorado
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We really enjoyed walking around this neighborhood, exploring the canals, small shops and piazzas. It is really quite charming and in March, there were barely any tourists in sight. Relaxing and fun- don't worry about getting lost, you'll find your way eventually!

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Chico, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stumbled upon the San Polo area while looking for a free concert, what a great square! We were there during christmas time so there was actually an ice skating rink set up and little booths where you could buy mulled wine and hot cider. it was quite festive! There are also a lot of little restaurants and wine bar/cafes... More 

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Discreet entry to very old church San Polo (San Polo Quarter) is from the touristic rush of Venice from one of frequented streets between church of Frari and Rialto Bridge. Dont mist it, dont be a scrimper, there is some small payment on entry! The paintings of big masters are the win... Tintoretto, Veronese, etc. as live. Slowly walk there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We could not have lived in a warmer, more charming and lively neighbourhood. With home base on Campo San Polo, we explored the local canals and lanes within the precinct- good local restaurants, shops, churches, galleries and museums that tourists frequent less often- and still lived within easy walking distance of the more popular, major sites. And lucky for us,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Situated in the heart of the town,San Polo is the smallest neighbourhoud of Venice.You can find here Ponte Rialto(Rialto bridge),Mercato di Rialto(Rialto market),the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari-one of the biggest churches in Venice,Campo San Polo,Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the homonym church. A wonderful neighbourhoud.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

In my previous review of this neighborhood of Venice I mentioned but did not name two of our favorite restaurants in Venice, both of which are located near each other and the Frary church. One is "Frary's", just across the canal from the Church, which is Greek/Lebanese cuisine and is owned by a father-and-daughter team; the other is "Ganesh Ji",... More 

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Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You need to explore this neighborhood!! Try every single Calle, eat the sliced pizzas, try the bars... So many to choose from. Not as crowded as San Marco, which is amazing.

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Sandy, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Every guidebook will tell you to wander around Venice, and it's true. That's where the charm of Venice lies. We did two different walks, one in Dorsoduro on a Sunday morning and one in Santa Croce/San Polo on Monday afternoon. I would do Dorsoduro on another day, it was pretty sleepy on a Sunday morning, and the Ca Macan mask... More 

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NJ
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503 attraction reviews
1,266 helpful votes 1,266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Be sure to get off the main route between Pizzale Roma and Rialto Bridge to see quieter locales where the Venetians live, work and play. Get lost walking the back streets and visiting the shops where the locals go, not the touristy souvenir shops where each sells exactly the same junk as the one next door. Two of our favorite... More 

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.