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Santa Croce, Venice

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Nice neighborhood. There are churches and other attractions, but at the same time there's a shoe store, barber shop, hardware store etc. Actual Venetians hang out in the square. 
  • Amazing building with lovely views outside and in. It isn't as crammed with tourist as you would think. Be aware of the pushy older woman at the main entrance who has a good scam going as she pretends...  read more »
  • A beautiful neighborhood to get lost in its winding streets and enjoy Venice. There you can cross the bridge Scalzi, one of the 3 bridges that cross the Grand Canal and go to Cannaregio. In Santa Croce S. Giacomo Church are dell´Orio and S. Stae. Gluing a Santa Croce is the neighborhood S. Polo.
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