Santa Croce is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Santa Croce has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Venice.
Sightseeing around Santa Croce
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Confraternity of St. Roch, Venetian Museum of Natural History, or Palazzo Barbarigo. The local culture at Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Campo Santa Margherita, and Ca' Rezzonico might be just what you're looking for. Monuments like Tolentini, Church of St. Roch, and Scalzi Bridge honor the area. Learn about the local history at Palazzo Labia, Palazzo Tiepolo, and Fondaco of Turks. Aqualandia, Jesolandia Amusement Park, and Kartodromo Pista Azzurra will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and boating. Papadopoli Gardens, Giardini della Biennale, and Giardini Pubblici are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Riva de Biasio Waterbus, San Toma Waterbus, and San Marcuola Waterbus Stop.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Basilica, and St. Mary of the Friars. Piazzale Roma, Frari Square, and Campo San Polo will also leave an impression.
Getting around Santa Croce
Learn about your options for water transportation at the port.
Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) is the closest major airport, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) from Santa Croce. The next closest airport is Treviso (TSF), located 16 miles (25.7 km) away.