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San Polo District

The San Polo sestiere has its origins around its main square “ Campo San Polo”  the largest of the city, second only to Saint mark’ s square. It borders with the GrandCanal and the Sestieri of Dorsoduro and Santa Croce, the most important area is Rialto, once the economic centre of the Venetian Republic, together with the Santa Croce Sestier it was rich of salt storage. 

The area is very liveliness either in the morning (the market is open every day except Sundays)  And in the evening (there are many bars frequented by Venetians and Tourists). This part of the city is very nice and interesting not only from an artistic and historical point of view but also because populade by many and many Venetians, a part of the city where it is well worth to get lost.

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco, in the Sestiere di San Polo, beside the homonymous church was originally a confraternity founded in 1478 and became prosperous around 1515.

Rialto and its Market - Venice

The Rialto Bridge is the first one built across the Grand Canal. In the beginning it was a wooden drawbridge to permit sailing ships to sail from St. Marks Basin to Piazzale Roma area.

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari - Venice

In Venice is simply known as the Church of Frari (Friars).

Chiesa di San Rocco

The Church of San Rocco, situate beside the homonymous School, has been initially designed by Bartolomeo Bon and built starting from 1489.

Campo San Polo

The name of the campo (square) derivate from the twisting of San Paolo, it is second in dimension only to Saint Marks Square, it represent the fulcrum of Sestiere di San Polo one of the oldest of all city.

Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

The church of San Giacomo di Rialto is amongst the oldest in Venice, if not the oldest (legend says that it was built by a carpenter in 421).

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