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Sant'Elena & San Pietro

Few tourists find their way to the outer reaches of Sant'Elena and San Pietro, which are located at the tip of Venice's historic center beyond the Giardini Pubblici (a.k.a. the Public Gardens) and the art pavilions of the Biennale grounds.

Sant'Elena is a largely residential neighborhood, while San Pietro (a small island connected to Sant'Elena) is dominated by a church--San Pietro di Castello--and a boatyard.

On this page, we've presented two satellite images:

  • The first photo shows the eastern end of Castello, including the Giardini Pubblici and the residential areas to the north and toward the tip of the Isola di Sant'Elena. Near the right side of the frame, you can see the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, the stadium used by F.B.C. Unione Venezia, the current Serie D incarnation of Venice's once-powerful football club.

  • The second picture is a close-up of the Isola di San Pietro, which is connected to Sant'Elena by two footbridges.

As a visitor, you're unlikely to sleep in this part of town, but a room at the four-star Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena might be worth considering for a summer visit if you want to stay between Venice's historic center (which is within walking distance) and the beaches of the Lido di Venezia (which is a short ride by water bus from the Sant'Elena vaporetto stop).

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