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S. Polo/Croce
The islands


Sestiere S. Polo and S. Croce

They are include between the northern side of Canal Grande and Rio Novo stream, also enclosing Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto.

It's traditionally considered one of the oldest sides of the city; in 11th century it was the main marketplace and site of commercial transactions. This zone is include between Ponte di Rialto, the Pescheria, the Campo delle Beccherie and S. Silvestro church. In Campo della Pescaria there is, every morning, a big and colourful food marketplace.

S. Giacomo dell'Orio
This church is one of the oldest Venetian churches, re-built in 1225.

S. Maria dei Frari
This church has the higher bell tower after S. Marco cathedral, and it has been built, in a late gothic style, from 1340 to almost 1500.

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