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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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Great neigborhood to visit in Venice!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Katandcoot76
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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64 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
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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443 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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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489 attraction reviews
1,204 helpful votes 1,204 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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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162 reviews 162 reviews
67 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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