Museums at sestiere San Polo

The Campo San Polo is one of the most beautiful and spacious in Venice. In this field, which gives its name to the whole district, once took place even hunting the bull, but it was also home to fairs, festivals, events and public games, customs were abolished in 1611. Today is one of the favorite places of children playing ball freely, with colored chalks as they did once , often around the ancient well-curb . Always here in the summer, is set up the so-called Arena of Campo San Polo, the open-air cinema, loved and frequented by the Venetians. In winter turns into a skating rink on ice.

Many monuments to visit :

*the first stage is certainly the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, at number 2454,with its majestic halls ( the opening hours are from 9.30am to 5pm. 041.718234 For information , email ) .

*A few minutes from the school found Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the beautiful church over 100 meters long and 17 altars. Among the masterpieces that preserves include the altarpiece of the main altar by Titian , a Giovanni Bellini ‘s triptych in the sacristy, in addition to works by Veronese, Vivarini, Paolo Veneziano, Jacopo Palma il Giovane. To see the beautiful wooden choir, the many tombs of famous people and the funeral monument dedicated to Antonio Canova, who guards the heart of the sculptor. The Basilica of the Frari part of the circuit Chorus and the entrance is free of charge . The visit is from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm , Sundays from 1 to 6pm (ticket office closes, bookshop and last entrance at 5.30pm) .

*Nearby, visit the Church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco, with the wonderful series of paintings by Tintoretto (you can visit the School from 9.30am to 5pm) .

Coming back, near the Campo San Toma found Ca ‘ Centani, or Centanni, better known as the “House of Carlo Goldoni.” In this house, in fact, the great playwright was born February 25, 1707 and remained there until 1719. The museum is open from 1 April to 31 October from 10 to 5pm (ticket office 10am – 4.30pm) and from 1 November to 31 March from 10am to 4pm (ticket office 10am – 3.30pm) .

*Following you will find the heart of Venice, Rialto, where every day you renew the rite of the fish market , fruit and vegetables. Here you will find the Venetians, who wander among the stalls in search of the freshest fish and the opportunities of the day. Place the symbol of Venice for its Bridge, once a wooden drawbridge to let the masts of galleys merchandise. The bridge as it is, in stone, was begun in 1588 by architect Antonio Da Ponte. It is now known all over the world, an icon of romance.

*Nearby, the Church of St. Giacometo, homonymous field, whose foundation dates back to 421, the first year of Venice, the hunchback with a ladder from which the heralds read the sentences and the list of people banned and the Palazzo della Pescheria, and on the facade has a bronze sculpture depicting St. Peter.