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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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A nice district in Venice to spend time

San Polo is a district in Venice situated on the west side of the Grand Canal, bordering Santa Croce to the west and linking to San Marco district via the Rialto Bridge to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

San Polo is a district in Venice situated on the west side of the Grand Canal, bordering Santa Croce to the west and linking to San Marco district via the Rialto Bridge to the east. It is a nice place to spend time and there are some very good attractions to see in the area. In San Polo we much... More 

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The San Polo is remarkable for two things: the ancient Roman - style design, and the woman who tried to sell a multi church package to a nice couple ahead of us in line, and then tried the same thing with me. I said, 'No, only this church, please, for two people.' Gave her a 50-Euro note, expecting 44 back.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Buy a Chorus ticket, and get free entry to 16 churches in Venice. St Polo has a great collection of church art, including works by Tintoretto and Tiepolo. There are 14 paintings of the Stations of the Cross as well. The church is in a nice, quiet area of Venice - a welcome escape from the crowds of St Mark's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you get tired of San Marco crowds and want to see the quiet and relaxed part of Venice, you should definitely visit San Polo neighborhood. Super charming, less touristic, ideal for a walk or getting lost in the narrow streets.

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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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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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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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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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North Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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Address: Address: Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo

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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.