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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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Reviewed July 5, 2019

This is a really beautiful area. It's incredibly picturesque and a really wonderful spot to visit and spend time in.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mark42139
Reviewed June 24, 2019

A great area to walk in. Once you get one street away from the main tourist drag it's excellent. Lots of places to take you time walking in, places to eat, and decent shopping.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed June 17, 2019

We loved zigzagging through this area down from Piazza Roma all the way to the Rialto Bridge. It's busy in a way but far less commercialized. So many small shops and cafes as well as the churches etc.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tony36
Reviewed April 30, 2019

San Polo is the heart of commercial Venice and the smallest of the six sestieri. It’s reached by crossing the This area is reached by crossing the famous Rialto Bridge and known for its churches, museums, fabulous square, the cities market and hidden palaces. San...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed April 11, 2019

We were walking the narrow streets of the scenic sestiere di San Polo several times during our visit and we loved it! We were on a walking tour in San Polo and Santa Croce and one of us had the privilege to see the otherwise...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Seeking True Q
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

This area covers from the station to rialto bridge. Packed solid with alleys,churches and restaurants. Very busy district.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed March 9, 2019

We love staying in the San Polo/Santa Croce districts of Venice, as once you are away from the Rialto Bridge you can get away from the masses of tourists and wander through the narrow lanes, often ending up at a dead end. We found the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank donnabO8015OG
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We found that the Charming San Polo District - smallest of Venice’s 6 - was filled with areas of interest & beauty. Enjoyed Rialto Bridge & market, Frari Church with its art masterpieces, Restaurant Porta D’Aquae & other sights, shops & attractions. Much less Tourist...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed December 30, 2018

San Polo is a small district, not always full of tourists outside of the Rialto Bridge area. We walked though the narrow alleys to see some locals and spot that was anything interesting. Just admire the buildings and the little churches. We just felt it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This district is west of the Rialto bridge. It differs from other districts in Venice by its narrow but cozy streets, squares, bridges and alleys. If you would like to explore this lovely neighbourhood, you really need a good map or use Google Maps, you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
...More
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There are several options. The absolute best experience, although also most expensive, is to take the water taxi. It's a beautiful way to arrive, and also the fastest, and they take you to a dock near to where you are... More
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