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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  • August 10, 2017
    This is the most popular area to enter Venice, and it shows when you first arrive. The edge of this district is littered with parking areas, bus & water bus terminals. Walk a little further into the c...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    While a first impression it seems to us that this sestiere is nothing particular, the truth is that it is a charming neighbourhood, just a few minutes both Piazzale Roma and the railway; We are also a convenient walk from 20 and 25 minutes from the bridge of Rialto and St. Mark's square, respectively. It is an area where we can stay and eat without paying the high prices of San Marcos and surrounding areas and without having to endure the hustle and bustle and crowd of those areas. Also houses many idyllic canals and a large monumental set, highlighting several palaces and churches, such as the Tolentini, San Giacomo dell'Orio or San Stae. Without a doubt, one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Sorry, but I had forgotten my iPhone along Venice, which was beautiful: result remains promised him to a lot of frustration do not you send the photos but for juror I n forget my iPhone in my cabin...
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