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Santa Croce, Venice

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Santa Croce is one of the six sestieri of Venice, northern Italy.GeographyIt occupies the north west part of the main islands, and can be divided into two areas: the eastern area being largely mediaeval, and the western - including the main port and the Tronchetto - mostly lying on land reclaimed in the 10th century.The district includes the Piazzale Roma, home to Venice's bus station and car parks, and around which is the only area of the city in which cars can travel. The tourist attractions lie mostly in the eastern part of the quarter, and include the churches of San Nicolo da Tolentino, San Giacomo dell'Orio, and San Zan Degola; the Fondaco dei Turchi; the Museum of the History of Fabric and Costume at Palazzo Mocenigo; the Patrician Palace; and Ca' Corner della Regina.HistoryThe area was once part of the Luprio swamp, but has been steadily reclaimed.It is the area of the city most affected by the opening of the lagoon road in April 1933.
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  • Santa Croce is one of 6 distinct areas of historic Venice. This area has a dual personality. It is the entryway to Venice and as such is home to Piazzale Roma (bus station, parking garages and people ...  more »
  • Good place to walk around... Small bridge with beautiful view... Good in the evening... Good for taking pictures.... Close to central  more »
  • One of the six districts in Venice's historic center, Santa Croce brings me back on every visit to the city. We always choose lodging here in the center's western corner because of its quiet charm. An...  more »