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Venice, Italy
Santa Croce
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

One of the six districts in Venice's historic center, Santa Croce brings me back on every visit to the city. We always choose lodging here in the center's western corner because of its quiet charm. An absence of the sights considered by many to be...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We found a lot of tight walkways, bustling with crowds in Santa Croce, likely those making their way between the bus and rail stations and San Marco. There were some nice areas for canal, bridge and photographs to be made but there were usually too...More

4  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank RMPurton
Reviewed June 1, 2018

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

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank jj435Rye
Reviewed April 24, 2018

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

2  Thank MadmanAdventure
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Santa Croce is a beautiful neighborhood only a few blocks from Piazza Roma. The neighborhood has less traffic. It is one of my favorite areas to stay in.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank greg924
Reviewed October 9, 2017

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

3  Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed October 7, 2017

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!

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Santa Croce
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
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Mimi J
October 12, 2016|
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Response from tripper098 | Reviewed this property |
We took the airport express bus. Bought a return ticket so was already there for the way back and caught the bus just outside the main entrance of the airports.