San Polo is the smallest of the six sestieri of Venice, northern Italy, covering 86 acres (35 hectares) along the Grand Canal. It is one of the oldest parts of the city, having been settled before the ninth century, when it and San Marco formed part of the Realtine Islands. The sestiere is named for the Church of San Polo.OverviewThe district has been the site of Venice's main market since 1097, and connected to the eastern bank of the Grande Canal by the Rialto bridge since the thirteenth century. The western part of the quarter is now known for its churches, while the eastern part, sometimes just called the Rialto, is known for its palaces and smaller houses.Attractions in San Polo include the Rialto Bridge, the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto (according to legend the oldest in the city), the Campo San Polo, the House of Goldoni, the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the Church of San Rocco and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.Before you head to Venice, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Venice tour site , to make sure you see all that Venice has to offer, including San Polo.
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Alloggiavamo vicino a campo San Polo e ci passavamo spesso, una piazza vasta ed elegante, un sestiere che offre molte prelibatezze, locali per cena e per dopo. more »We stayed near San Polo camp and passed each other often, a large and elegant square, a sestiere that offers many delicacies, places for dinner and for after.
Il sestiere è una delle sei zone in cui è divisa la città di Venezia. Corrisponde al quartiere di altre città, che idealmente rappresentava la quarta parte dell'accampamento romano, schema ideale dell... more »The sestiere is one of the six areas where the city of Venice is divided. It corresponds to the district of other cities, which ideally represented the fourth part of the Roman camp, ideal scheme of the construction of a large number of population centers of Europe.
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