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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.
The water bus stops here and this allows you to have a walk through and over the bridge.
The bridge has shops along the Centre line and the viewing steps on the outside. It is packed, so beware of pickpockets. Do not let this stop you from going. It is well worthwhile to see the upstream and downstream sides for...
The scuola has some nice architectural features, but it is not very large. Both the scuola & church can be seen in <1 hour. I wouldn't make this a must see, but if you have time and are in the area, I would check it out.
I stop at one of the two “La Bottega dei Mascareri” shops each time I’m in Venice: I have at least one mask from each trip This being my seventh trip, I bought two more.
What made this trip special was that Massimo (normally you’ll see him at the San Polo store and Sergio at the Rialto branch) agreed to...
"One of the most unique cocktail bars I have ever been to!"
reviewed 2 days ago by Tim M
It was a journey to find a great cocktail bar in Venice. Lots of average places but luckily a local pointed me to il Mercante. From the moment you walk inside you are greeted with the story of the bar. The menu walks you through the journey from old world to new with unique drinks along the way. I only...
We had cicchetti and a glass of Pinot Grigio here and it was great. The cicchetti was fresh with lots of different toppings to choose from. We came at lunchtime and was lucky to get a seat but in the evenings when we walked past it was packed. It’s small with a nice ambience. It’s in Camp San Toma which...
"Best ice-cream in Venice. And don't miss the tiramisu"
reviewed 2 weeks ago by goossen
We had the fortune (or misfortune depending on how you look at it :) ) to stay a couple of blocks from this ice-cream shop. The tiramisu is delightful and the ice-cream is by far the best I ever had in Venice.
They also managed to create a "sachertorte in a cup", not to be missed! It tastes exactly like...
We stayed here for 4 nights in the annexe building in a Superior room.
Could not find any fault with any aspect of our stay here. The hotel is great.
Room was huge with a lovely bathroom.
It is fun to have a prosecco in the evening in the pretty courtyard. Would stay here again if returning to Venice.
We absolutely loved our stay with this hotel, it is an elegant, peaceful refuge from the busy day of fighting crowds and running around. We loved our well-priced 2-bedroom 2-bathroom suite. The staff was wonderful, the baked goods for breakfast every day were exceptional, clean and comfortable, we highly recommend this hotel in every way. Grazie!
Delightful B and B, in a residential area of Venice, but just a 20 minute walk to the tourist attractions. Comfy bed, spotlessly clean, and good breakfast, delightful courtyard garden to enjoy the peace. Particular mention must go to the lady that greeted us (sorry do not know her name) she was extremely helpful ,and full of advice about Venice,...
I can only recommend this hotel to everybody, just in front of Grand Canale.
Rooms quite modern and very clean. Breakfast very good with a lot of fruits.
First of all - personnel is very friendly and helpful.
Just back from a 2 night stay at Ca'San Rocco. Really lovely small hotel (just 8 rooms). Very welcoming staff. The room was large with large windows to open for air. Spotless bathroom with plenty of towels and toiletries. Hotel is so easy to find - just 10min walk from bus station and it was so central for discovering Venice....