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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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San Polo
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our most recent visit to Venice involved a very long walk through the heart of the main island to San Marco Square. It was a very hot Sunday and we were expecting that the heat would deter some people from doing a great deal outside....More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 2 August 2017

San Polo is a lovely area of Venice. It has a long history and some of its "trade marks" are the famous Rialto Bridge and of course the Church of San Rocco and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, among others. We loved walking around...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife and I rented an apartment in this area situated on a side canal with a small balcony - and we paid less than a hotel on the Grand Canal. The best part is you experience the real Venice - kids going to school...More

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I must say its a must to wander around here. Its rather peacefull and a very quiet area. Lots to see and great food almost around every little corner. Local arts and crafts can be found too. Well worth a stroll ❤️

Thank Cesilie V
Reviewed 18 June 2017

District San Polo :- San Polo is situated within the upper curve of the Grand Canal; a fairly small district with lots of secretive lanes, some interesting sights including the Rialto Bridge, and shopping ranging from glove shops to the famous Rialto fruit and vegetable...More

1  Thank LairdandLady4
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is the smallest of the sestieri's in Venice, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for history. It is one of the oldest sections of Venice. The Ponte di Rialto has one footing on the San Polo side of the...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank Mmarymomm
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...More

Thank Raffiella11
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...More

Thank bogyszti
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,...More

2  Thank Rumples
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
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
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1 January 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