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I did some shopping and a Gondola tour. It was so amazing. My cruise started in Venice and I went a day early just to sightsee. I really enjoyed the food, you can get around by water taxi, reguar taxi or train. I opted for...More
This tiny museum within the Santa Croce is definitely worth a visit just for the paintings of the Last Supper by Giorgio Vasari (restored after 50 years following almost destruction by flood( and the wall painting by Taddeo Gaddi. This is one away from the...More
Slightly off the beaten tourist track of the more well known galleries and the cathedral this is a real gem. Take the 10 minute walk south east from the cathedral to find a wonderful set of frescos, tributes to Galileo and Michelangelo, stunning Renaissance works...More
One of the 6 areas of Venice and once away from the mass transport hub that is Piazzale Roma, it is one of the quieter areas in Venice, home to numerous churches and quiet back streets. If you just want to get lost and explore...More
The sculptures in the church are amazing, a true testimony to the accomplishments of many of the people buried here and of the respect they earned. Of course, the most spectacular, at least to me, is the sculpture marking the grave of Michelangelo. However, others...More
Santa Croce is a laid-back area in Venice with a strong local vibe. It is not "proliferated" with tourists and this square is home to casual eateries serving local and global cuisine. On the Grand Canal, the imposing Fondaco dei Turchi features exhibits on natural...More
This 'Pantheon of Italian Greats' was amazing. While not as large as St Peter's Basilica in Rome or St. John Lateran, of course, it was huge and impressive. It preserves the memory of greats like Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini and even Marconi. The statues,...More
During a previous visit to Venice, we had stayed in a hotel located within this neighbourhood. It was a handy location because it was near the main railway station, a bus terminus and the cruise ship terminal. It also has water bus stop located on...More
Directly across from train station this amazing view will be one that stays with you a lifetime.... it's the gateway to your visit to the beautiful city where everywhere you look is a beautiful picture!
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.