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San Polo

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Address: Venice, Italy

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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Chorus Pass Church. Tintoretto Last Supper

You can get into the church by either buying a ticket or having bought a Chorus Pass which gets you into 18 churches and provides a text written in your language explaining the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get into the church by either buying a ticket or having bought a Chorus Pass which gets you into 18 churches and provides a text written in your language explaining the church. The church itself hails from 897 but was rebuilt in the 1200's and 1500's so much of its earlier charm has been lost. We came here... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

One of the most historical districts of Venice, at the same time the smallest, with the Grande Canale on one edge, lots of small interesting canals, squares and bridges. This is where the Rialto area is located, the Rialto Bridge makes the connection between the districts of San Polo and San Marco. Wandering and getting lost around San Polo can... More 

Thank Raffiella11
Budatétény, Budapest, Hungary
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We spend here 3 days in february, and our apartement was in San Polo Square. It is the best part of Venice in the centre of the city! This place is near to Rialto and a 15 min. walk to San Marco Square. We didn't want to go home at the end of the third day! :-)

Thank bogyszti
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

San Polo, one of old Venice's six historic districts, offers quiet lanes; an iconic span; bustling markets; a piazza second in size only to St. Mark's Square; churches; awesome art; and much more. At one moment, I can be standing on the 16th-century Rialto Bridge, a magnet for just about every visitor to Venice. And the next, I can be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent the whole day just getting lost in alleyways. So much to see and do. Don't make plans. Just start walking and have an amazing day

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stayed in the San Polo area whilst in Venice. Crowds aren't quite as bad as in San Marco, although still plenty of people milling about. A good selection of places to eat also - but some are very popular so you may need to book in advance.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This quaint district near the Rialto Bridge, has lots of little lanes, shops and restaurants. The famous Rialto fruit and vegetable market is found here. Campo San Polo, a large square, is frequented by the locals and gives one an insight into their way of life.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The three main islands that constitute Venice are divided into seven districts, similar in a sense to New York's burroughs, but generally smaller. San Marco is the magnet for tourists, with its palaces, attractions, and St. Mark's Square cramming multiple sites in a relatively small area. Small area plus tourists equals crowds in the peak season. However, take a hike... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Once you have seen all the tourist areas come here to find the essential Venice. A typical campo with a few bars on the periphery. Round the corner you will find a very quiet church with very few visitors. Inside it is austere with a magnificent wooden ceiling. But you haven't seen it all yet. Walk into the room at... More 

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Horten, Norway
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Incredible nice area, away from the busy tourists area around San Marco. You will find small cafés and friendly people, and small, nice hotel. I stayed here twice, and I am not sure it is the last time.

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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 neighbourhood. 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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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