The Sestiere of Dorsoduro it’ s a liveliness, rich of history and quite populated part of the city, many are the ways to visit it and way more the ways to talk about it.
The sestiere (quarter) of St.Mark is the original centre of the city so called "rivoalto" (from here the name "Rialto") it is faced on St. Marks’ Basin and the Gran Canal, it confines with the "Sestieri" of Castello and Cannaregio, part of the "Sestiere" is St. George island. (that can be reached by public water bus).
The “ Sestiere di San Polo”, the name comes from the Church of Saint Paul Evangelist, is in the heart of Venice. In the beginning of Venetian history, the “ Sestiere di San Polo” and the “Sestiere di Santa Croce ” were as one and called “Luprie”. The whole area was the Salt deposit of the City.
The sestiere of Santa Croce is the easiest part of the city to reach, it includes the Maritime Port and Piazzale Roma (the only part of the city reachable by car).
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