Peaceful and cultural district within Venice, overlooking on the the Giudecca Island and Canal. A sunny place to walk on and relax at Zattere, a cultural place to be experienced thanks to the famous Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Peggy Gugghenheim Museum, and Francois Pinault Collections at Punta della Dogana.
San Marco is undoubtedly the most popular district of the island. It can be considered the “center” of Venice where the famous Basilica di San Marco stands overlooking the homonymous square. A visit at Palazzo Ducale and Museo Correr with its temporary exhibitions it a must for every visitors....
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As the Tiziano Scarpa's book says, Venice is fish-shape island (Venezia è un Pesce), crossed by the Grand Canal and divided into six quarter (sestieri). Hereby we are describing, in brief, each "Sestiere" with its attractions not to be missed!
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One of the largest and quarter of the city, closed to Venezia Santa Lucia (Venice's train station) and crossed by Strada Nuova, the most commercial "road" of the island. In this area you can visit the Jewish Getto, the Ca' D'Oro Museum and try to win at the Venice Casinò.
One of the smallest district but very central where you can try the unique atmosphere of Rialto's fish market. It's square "Campo San Polo" is the second largest one of the island and along its street you can find typical osterie and bacari where you can experience the famous venetian "cicchetti".
It's the district that welcomes all tourists in Venice arriving by train at Santa Lucia Station or by bus/car at Piazzale Roma. This area is populated by lots of students at Ca' Foscari University and IUAV Architecture University. The recent Ponte di Calatrava connects Piazzale Roma with the Train Station.
One of the most "venetian" districts, where you can breath the real atmosphere of Venice as a place to live. It is the largest and most populated area of the Island and it hosts the Biennale Art & Architecture Exhibitions within its gardens (Giardini) and inside the Arsenale.