Santa Croce is probably the lesser known of Venice's sestiere. It lies on the opposite side of the Grand Canal from the main railway station of Venice. If you arrive by bus, taxi or car you'll arrive in Piazzala Roma which is on the western boundary of the Santa Croce district of Venice
Off-the-beaten track you'll find numerous fine restaurants and trattoria's hidden away in the Santa Croce district. It's a delightful area to take an evening stroll. In the evening hours it gives the sense of being totally deserted, until you come across a lively square where the sounds of conversations and music from strolling musicians fill the night air. The Santa Croce district is included on our popular Grand Canal & Secret Venice Boat Tours.
Attractions for visitors to Venice in Santa Croce include:
The Ca Pesaro on the Grand Canal is the home of the Modern Art museum in Venice. One of the most important International art galleries in Italy, it contains a wealth of paintings, sculptures, etchings and drawings by renowned and contemporary artists from many countries.