Work your way into San Polo from its heavily foot-trafficked banks on the Grand Canal and you’ll find yourself weaving through labyrinthine streets, dusky cafes started by grandmothers’ grandmothers, and neighborhood markets selling the catch of the day. San Polo combines the tourist inclinations of Venice’s historic sights like Rialto Bridge and the oldest church in the city, San Giacomo di Rialto, with the relaxed attitudes of Venetians who have made San Polo their home for generations.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Busy Along Venice's Grand Canal
Wandering around the area, you'll find lots of quaint traditional cafés and restaurants, where you can soak up the Venetian atmosphere and flavours."
In San Polo, gondolas silently parade before your eyes on one of the largest bodies of water in the city, and the most picturesque area."
Dining and Drinks In Central Venice
Feel the charm and glamour of Saint Mark’s Square, walk along the Rialto Bridge with its little shops ... and end the evening with a “spritz”, a traditional Venetian cocktail, in front of the Grand Canal to the melody of the Venetian songs."
San Polo After Dark
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