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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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Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour

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Worth getting lost in the interesting area of the city

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Budatétény, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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! :-)

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Located in the central part of the city, San Polo is the smallest sestiere in Venice, but this doesn't mean that it doesn't have many interresting places. San Polo is great for day or night walks, for visiting its many churches and landmarks and for shopping (Rialto is part of San Polo.)

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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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