San Polo is the smallest of Venice’s six sestieri, or districts, set towards the centre of the great city, alongside the Grand Canal. Settled in since the ninth century, visitors spending their holidays in San Polo will discover that the district boasts numerous fascinating ancient buildings and landmarks, making it an especially popular choice amongst those tourists with interests in all things historical. To cater for the districts steady stream of tourists, San Polo offers a wonderful choice of self catering rental accommodation, mostly in the form of spacious apartments, set within the impressively grand buildings so common in this district.
Visitors spending their holidays in San Polo will be pleased to discover that there are no shortage of things to do here. They may wish to enjoy a leisurely gondola ride, or perhaps wander around the many narrow streets and alleyways, discovering the city’s numerous architecturally and culturally fascinating sites and landmarks. A boat cruise to the island of Murano, famous for being the site for the manufacture of the quality glassware, would be another interesting activity for visitors enjoying their holidays in San Polo. Alternatively, Venice Lido is a popular draw for many tourists, including the rich and famous, making the luxury resort especially popular amongst celebrity spotters.
Set within one of the most visited cities in the world, tourists spending their holidays in San Polo will find that there are an almost inexhaustive amount of interesting places to see in Venice and the surrounding area. Perhaps the most popular attractions are St Mark’s Basilica, Piazza San Marco and of course the extensive canal network, for which the city is most famous. The canals are, in turn, crossed by numerous uniquely interesting bridges, perhaps the most notable being the Rialto Bridge. The city also boasts a vast choice of galleries and museums, where the extensive collections of artwork and artefacts reflect its long and diverse history.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Polo will discover that the Venice region enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures often reach the late 20s degrees Celsius, whilst winter temperatures tend to average around 11 degrees Celsius. The city receives an average annual rainfall of around 17 inches, and snow has been known in the coldest of winters.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in San Polo will first fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). There are numerous airlines operating regular flights here from the UK. The airlines include British Airways, BMI Baby, easyJet and Jet2.com, departing from several regional airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Leeds-Bradford (LBA) and Manchester (MAN).