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The district of San Polo is one of our favorites, if only because it encompasses so much of what guidebooks like to call "the real Venice." The sestiere faces the Grand Canal like a dog's nose and neck (see photo), with its back to the railroad station and the district of Santa Croce. It includes the Rialto Food Markets, the Frari Church, the Campo San Polo (Venice's second-largest square), and plenty of small neighborhoods where Venetians live, work, and walk their dogs.

What San Polo doesn't have is a lot of hotels. Except for a few three-star alberghi and locande along the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge, most of the district's accommodations are residenze (B&Bs), vacation apartments, and other alternatives to mainstream hostelries.

In the listings below, we've used two groupings:

Aerial Venice Hotels by district:
Cannaregio San Marco
Castello San Polo
Dorsoduro Santa Croce

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