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San Polo

Venice, Italy
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Ranked #50 of 205 attractions in Venice
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: 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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NJ
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652 reviews 652 reviews
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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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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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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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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment in San Polo and were so glad to be away from the tourists and see how real Venetians live. There are wonderful sites here (Frari Church, Scuola di Grande San Rocco, etc.), and wonderful restaurants, shops, street musicians.Get out of St. Mark's Square and the Rialto and see the real deal!

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

stores in the neighborhood just beyond Rialto bridge had interesting shops for artwork, clothing and quite reasonable prices

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is an interesting neighbourhood that we visited several times during our stay in Venice - it is a lot more that a through route from Piazzale Roma to Rialto Bridge. There are many churches and museums - in addition, the canals are beautiful - many places to eat or just to stop and admire the view.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We visited the San Polo area of Venice a couple times during our recent trip to Venice. Beside the other nice attractions there, what really impressed us the most was the Campo San Polo during this past Carnival holiday. We enjoyed a makeshift puppet show here as well as a very nice organic food (meat, cheese, chocolates and other goodies)... More

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Carmarthen Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This to me is the most interesting sestieri in the whole of Venice. A dozen or so churches,and half a dozen or so museums and galleries, all the life of venice is here, from the hustle bustle of the rialto and the markets through the never ending myriad of narrow alleyways that always seem to be leading out on to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

This church is often scurried past by tourists quickly in transit from Rialto to the Accacemia or San Marco but do yourself a favour and pop in. The Chorus Pass gets you into this church and in less than an hour you can take in the Stations of the Cross by Tiepolo and a version of The Last Supper by... More

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