Italy // Venice and the Veneto //

San Polo and Santa Croce

Two sestieri are covered in this section: San Polo, which extends from the Rialto market to the Frari area; and Santa Croce, a far less sight-heavy district which lies to the north of San Polo and reaches right across to Piazzale Roma. There are two main routes through the district – one runs between the Rialto and the Scalzi Bridge, the other takes you in the opposite direction from the Rialto, down towards the Accademia. Virtually all the essential sights lie around these two routes.