St Petersburg - Sennaya & Kolomna (Chapter)
This is the Sennaya & Kolomna chapter from Lonely Planet's St Petersburg guidebook.
Sennaya is centred on Sennaya pl, a traditionally poor area immortalised in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Quiet Kolomna is the largest of seven islands and steeped in history and great beauty, featuring the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre and more canals and rivers than any other part of the city.
- seeing a dazzling Russian ballet or opera classic at the iconic Mariinsky Theatre or the impressive new Mariinsky II next door
- marveling at the interiors and hearing tales of Rasputin’s grizzly end at the impressive Yusupov Palace
- reliving one of the most famous murders in literature in and around Sennaya Ploshchad, where Dostoevsky set his classic Crime and Punishment
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sports & Activities and Shopping.
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