San Polo

Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge, Venice

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This sestiere takes its name from Campo San Polo, the second largest square in Venice after St Mark's Square.
The most interesting area is Rialto, which gives its name to the world-famous bridge that links the two sestieri of San Polo and San Marco across the Grand Canal. Rialto is also important for its markets and for the church of San Giacomo di Rialto, which is regarded as the oldest in Venice.
Another important historic building is the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, a majestic gothic building with important works of art, such as two paintings by Titian. Titian himself is buried here.

Gondolas, canals, lights and colors ... this is Venice, the ancient city on the water, known worldwide for its architectural beauty and its mysterious and romantic atmosphere.


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