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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.
Venice, Italy
San Polo
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

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,...More

1  Thank John v
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All reviews san rocco great place to wander rialto bridge narrow alleyways the main tourist quiet area small canal wander around grand canal real venice campo frari sestiere lakes hunchback footing church
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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

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I wandered around the San Polo neighborhood mainly because I was interested in doing something off of the beaten path, in a place where there was less tourists. San Polo fit the bill for that. I found this area to be more laid back and...More

1  Thank WandaMaria
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

A quieter side of venice. Small neighborhood less people but plenty of shops and places to eat. We sampled cicchetti in area and was great. Authentic and tasty. Dont miss this part of venice

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I was a little apprehensive about staying such a distance from the center of things. But it was the best decision I made regarding our Venice stay. The San Polo area felt safe, quiet in comparison to the hustle and bustle of the main touristy...More

2  Thank MichelleFromOhio
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

It is nice church. I lit a candle sending a prayer to heaven for my son who is with God. There was some work going on inside the church but the church was beautiful. There was an interesting shop nearby where the guy has made...More

Thank 594priyankab
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This sestiere is located in the center of Venice and is the smallest of the 6 districts, but with in the boundaries there is a lot to see and do. The Rialto market, Basilica Frari, Campo San Polo, along with the Ponte di Rialto whose...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Stumbled across this massive church near where we were staying in San Polo. Couldn't believe the Tiepolo's in the rear of the church. Christ's journey to the cross was an amazing experience.

Thank Jaxck5
Reviewed March 20, 2018

True heart of the city, centres around the Rialto Bridge/bustling Rialto market,dense in history/culture, secluded Palazzo’s down narrow alleyways, if only we knew where they were/we would love to see inside. Overflowing with tourists on the bridge taking photographs and just wandering around, most not...More

Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed February 5, 2018

The heart of Venice with lots of historic grandeur. We had an excellent 3 day holiday here in January. Lots to see and do. Still very busy and we had a pleasant 10C temperature on our visit to this area. Expensive, but it's a treat.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful part of Venice, very quiet and close to all. Bus/Train station and walking distance to San Marco and Rialto Bridge. All amenities close bye and great place to stay in Venice.

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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
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January 1, 2018|
Response from Rich S | Reviewed this property |
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