Santa Groce is a district, or ‘sestieri’, to the north-east of the city of Venice, Italy. As well as having the many attractions of Venice close by, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Santa Croce will discover there is plenty to see within the district’s boundaries. Therefore there is plenty of self catering rental accommodation available here, mainly in the form of apartments set within the district’s many grand buildings.
With all the attractions of the ‘City of Canals’ so close by, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Santa Croce will discover there is always plenty to do here. They may wish to partake in the more traditional tourist activities, such as enjoying a ride on a Gondola along the Grand Canal or sightseeing in Saint Mark’s Square. In contrast to all the sightseeing, tourists may wish to browse the many shops, boutiques and souvenir shops to be found lining its many winding streets, squares and even bridges crossing the extensive network of canals.
It will come as no surprise to visitors spending their holidays in Santa Croce that Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world. This is partly due to its unique setting, but also due to the wealth of archaeologically and historically fascinating buildings and landmarks. Many of these gems can be found within Santa Croce itself. For example there is the 17th century Punta della Dogana, with its long history as a customs house and the 16th century Ospedale degli Incuarbili, which as the name suggests was once a hospice for those suffering from incurable diseases. As a foil to the numerous archaeological delights to be found within Santa Croce, the extensive Papadopuli gardens is the perfect sanctuary for tourists to rest their weary legs and perhaps enjoy a picnic.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Santa Croce will discover that Venice and this region of north-eastern Italy as a whole enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Summers tend to be warm and humid, with temperatures often reaching the mid to high 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are much cooler, with temperatures averaging between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for Santa Croce is around 17 inches.
Visitors spending their holidays in Santa Croce will first fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy international airport. These include British Airways, Alitalia, Jet2.com and Thomson Airways, operating flights from a number of regional UK airports, such as London Gatwick (LGW) Manchester (MAN), Leeds-Bradford (LBA) and Edinburgh (EDI).