Venice & the Veneto - San Polo & Santa Croce (PDF Chapter)

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These twin districts are a warren of winding lanes, in which you can easily lose yourself for hours browsing artisan studios and neighbourhood churches, before emerging in sunny squares where kids tear round on tricycles and adults sip prosecco.

  • see lightning strike indoors at the lavish Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where Tintoretto’s streaky brushwork illuminated hope in a time of plague, death and despair
  • maps
  • watch Titian’s red-hot Madonna light up the room inside I Frari’s Gothic glory
  • transport
  • work up a serious appetite over lagoon surf and turf at the gut-rumbling, produce-bursting Rialto Market
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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