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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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  • I have been to Venice many times but had never previously stayed in this area. For various reasons, we chose a hotel in this interesting part of Venice. Within easy reach of Piazzale Roma, the train s...  more »
  • Beautiful quiet corners can be found in the District of Santa Croce. Not so crowded and very charming corners.
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  • A lovely Walk Way far away from the crowds I little bit far away and cold during the daytime. I a lovely walk.