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Address: Venice, Italy
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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Bucharest, Romania
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The small district of San Polo is one very busy tourist spots in the city ie the Rialto Bridge area is a great draw for tourists, but if you venture away a few streets, much of this district consists of quieter lanes, pretty canals, local restaurants and small squares. The Rialto area has been the site of Venice's main market/and... More 

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Bodø, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

A maze of narrow paths like elsewhere in Venezia, but nice and a good way to also see some real people and how they live, not only tourist shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This church takes its name from the district in which it is located - San Polo. Inside there is a ship's keel ceiling. There are are two Tintoretto paintings, as well as works of art by other Venetian painters. Entrance was included in my Venezia Unica city pass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

With so many people visiting Venice you can still find a peaceful place in San Polo. It has typical Venetian Architecture around. A quaint and beautifully architectured place. Best way to explore is foot just like whole of Venice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

San Polo is a modest 9th century Byzantine brick church. The interior has a ship’s keel roof and was restored in 1804 by Davide Rossi. On the left wall near the entrance is a Last Supper by Tintoretto, while the first altarpiece on the left is attributed to his studio. Inside, follow the signs for the Via Crucis del Tiepolo,... More 

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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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