Arena di Campo San Polo, Venice

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The Campo San Polo is the largest campo in Venice, Italy, the second largest Venetian public square after the Piazza San Marco. It is located in the Sestiere San Polo.


Originally dedicated to grazing and agriculture, in 1493 it was entirely paved, a well (one of the few fountains to be found in Venice) being placed in the middle. It was subsequently used as the scene of many a bullfight, mass sermons and masked balls. After the 17th century the poor's market was moved here from Piazza San Marco.


It remains to this day one of the most popular Carnival venues and is also used for open-air concerts and screenings during the Venice Film Festival.


Lorenzino de' Medici was assassinated here in 1548.


Facing the church are the following buildings:


Church of San Polo

Palazzo Tiepolo

Palazzo Soranzo

Palazzo Donà

Palazzo Corner Mocenigo
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  • Recorded music beckoned to us as we explored the San Polo area of Venice in mid-December at dusk. We followed the sound and came to a small ice rink at the edge of this big square, second only to St.....  more »
  • After arriving in Venice we decided to hit the beautiful streets. When we arrived at this square, we were charmed by the rustic buildings and festive feel with an ice skating rink and stalls selling.....  more »
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  • It is one of the best places I have ever visited. Car free city. You can just walk or take a ride in a boat. Houses are all between rivers and human bridges. You can take a ride in such boats but will cost you approx 80 to 100€ the ride which is expensive but should be done once in a lifetime in family or in couple.
  • A lot of buildings need renovation. It's nice having seen Venice once, begging part of a vibrant atmosphere I think everyone should have seen once. Nowadays I great fear it's all about the business and exploiting the true nature of this town. Hope it's getting conserved so future generations can profit.

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