Santa CroceVenice

Explore romantic Santa Croce: its cathedral, art, cafés, and more!

Discover the romantic area of Santa Croce—a cathedral, churches, and top sights from Piazzale Roma to Grand Canal.

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Romantic, Cathedrals and Churches

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Top Hotels in Santa Croce

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Olimpia Venice, BW Signature Collection
Hotel Olimpia Venice, BW Signature Collection
3.5 out of 5
395 Fondamenta delle Burchielle, Santa Croce, Venice, VE
$82
per night
Nov 13 - Nov 14

Located in Santa Croce, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Canal and Piazzale Roma. Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ca' Rezzonico are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,127 reviews)

"Very nice, clean room. The bed was excellent and the staff was courteous and responsive. The hotel is quite convenient to the bus, train, and cruise terminals. This is good if you need the easy distance. The downside of the location is that it’s noisier and more touristy than further into the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Hotel Olimpia Venice, BW Signature Collection
Hotel Arlecchino
Hotel Arlecchino
3 out of 5
Fondamenta Delle Burchielle, Santa Croce 390, Venice, VE
$69
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19

Located in Santa Croce, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Canal and Piazzale Roma. Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ca' Rezzonico are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,374 reviews)

"Excellent and convenient location for my itinerary."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Hotel Arlecchino
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
4 out of 5
Sestiere Di Santa Croce 578, Venice, VE
$147
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19

Located in Santa Croce, this romantic hotel is steps from Papadopoli Gardens and Grand Canal. Piazzale Roma and Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (1,601 reviews)

"All great. More staff on breakfast curtly would be good. Waited a long time for hot drinks"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
Hotel Antiche Figure
Hotel Antiche Figure
3 out of 5
Santa Croce 687, Fondamenta S. Simeon Piccolo, Venice, VE
$110
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19

Located in Santa Croce, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jewish Museum of Venice and Rialto Bridge. St. Mark's Basilica and St. Mark's Square are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,039 reviews)

"The informatio and attention, customer service and cleaning, excellent...."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

Hotel Antiche Figure
Santa Chiara Hotel
Santa Chiara Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Santa Croce 548, Venice, VE
$124
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

This family-friendly Venice hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Papadopoli Gardens, Grand Canal, and Piazzale Roma. Santa Maria Gloriosa ...

4.1/5Very Good! (269 reviews)

"The hotel was in a great spot for transport...just near the bus terminal and close to people mover for cruise terminal the only real problem we had was their internet access which was virtually non existent."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Santa Chiara Hotel
Hotel Canal Grande
Hotel Canal Grande
4 out of 5
Santa Croce 932, Campo San Simeone Profeta, Venice, VE
$135
per night
Nov 14 - Nov 15

Located in Santa Croce, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Jewish Museum of Venice. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,383 reviews)

"This is a fabulous Venetian boutique hotel! Location on the Grande Canal made it very easy to access several different transportation options! The staff, especially Anka, was very kind and helpful with all our needs! We will definitely be recommending this beautiful hotel to family and friends!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Hotel Canal Grande

Popular things to do in Santa Croce

Rialto Bridge
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Rialto Bridge

4.5/5(2,283 reviews)

Take a stroll across Venice’s oldest and most iconic bridge for romantic views, souvenir shopping and street entertainment.

St. Mark's Basilica
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St. Mark's Basilica

4.5/5(2,190 reviews)

Gilded mosaics, a jewel-encrusted screen and magnificent Byzantine architecture make this cathedral one of the most stunning attractions in Venice.

St. Mark's Square
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St. Mark's Square

4.5/5(1,853 reviews)

Experience the timeless charm of Venice’s glorious heart, home to the city’s most famous cultural icons, many cafés ... and several thousand pigeons.

Doge's Palace
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Doge's Palace

4.5/5(1,391 reviews)

This grand building was home to Venice’s rulers for centuries and is still a statement of wealth and power.

Bridge of Sighs
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Bridge of Sighs

4.5/5(1,662 reviews)

Arching high over the water, linking a palace with a prison, is a spectacular bridge steeped in local legends.  

St Mark's Campanile
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St Mark's Campanile

4.5/5(962 reviews)

Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views from the top of this landmark bell tower, where Galileo once made his name.

Top activities in Santa Croce

Venice Full-Day Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride
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Venice Full-Day Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride

$141

Get a sense of the history, art, and culture of Venice on this full-day tour combining all the best experiences into one day. Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, take to the water on a gondola ride, and explore famous piazzas and hidden backstreets on a walking tour.

Combo tour: Doge's Palace,Golden Basilica & Grand Canal tour
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Combo tour: Doge's Palace,Golden Basilica & Grand Canal tour

$83

Experience 2 of the most important and fascinating attractions of Venice: the majestic Doge’s Palace and The Golden Basilica of St. Mark. After skipping the long ticket line, your guide will escort you through the Doge’s Palace, a brilliant example of Venetian Renaissance.

From Venice: Prosecco Country Wine & Food Private Tour
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From Venice: Prosecco Country Wine & Food Private Tour

$185

In the foothills of the Alps, the area between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is the toast of the Veneto. The vine-draped hillsides hereabouts produce prosecco, a dry, crisp white wine made in spumante (bubbly), frizzante (sparkling) and still varieties.

Combo Tour: Basilica, Palazzo Ducale, Gondola & Canal Grande
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Combo Tour: Basilica, Palazzo Ducale, Gondola & Canal Grande

$117

You will visit the old residence of the Doges and the Golden basilica, you will promenade along Venice’s romantic calle and canals and then go on a ride on the Canal Grande on a gondola and then venetian “Vaporetto”! With a professional guide you will see the residences of the Doges and the artistic masterpieces they house.

Self-guided islands tour
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Self-guided islands tour

$5

Murano, Burano and Torcello at your own pace! More than 30 attractions described to visit without any fixed timetables or rush! Go on the islands day or by night, at your completely leisure! The three gems of the lagoon: Murano, the island of the greatest glass artisans.

Venice Visitor 60min 20 pictures Photo Session in Venice
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Venice Visitor 60min 20 pictures Photo Session in Venice

$32

Venice Visitor - Photo Shoot Package We create bespoke portrait photography for individuals, couples, children and families, corporate and editorial portraiture With regular commissions from international papers and magazines, top agencies and business clients we have photographed many famous people.

Other neighborhoods in Venice

San Polo
San Polo featuring heritage architecture and a bay or harbor

San Polo

Known for Cafes, Cathedrals, Boating

4.5/5(255 reviews)

The smallest of Venice’s six districts, this is also one of the oldest. It offers many tourist sites in its palaces, its churches and the Rialto Bridge.

Dorsoduro
Dorsoduro showing a river or creek and a bridge

Dorsoduro

Known for Romantic, Boating, Cathedrals

4.5/5(384 reviews)

One of six districts in Venice, this beautiful area has many sights located along the edge of Venice and on the island of Giudecca.

Cannaregio
Venetian Ghetto showing boating, a coastal town and heritage architecture

Cannaregio

Known for Boating, Cafes, Sightseeing

4.5/5(912 reviews)

Cannaregio is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Ca' d'Oro and Grand Canal.

San Marco
San Marco featuring kayaking or canoeing and a river or creek

San Marco

Known for Boating, Romantic, Museums

4.5/5(1,701 reviews)

One of Venice’s most iconic sights is known all over the world for its historic square, cathedral and surrounding shops and cafés.

Castello
Castello featuring heritage architecture and a river or creek

Castello

Known for Romantic, Architecture, Shopping

4.5/5(614 reviews)

Castello is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo and Giardini della Biennale.

San Giuliano
San Giuliano, Mestre, Italy

San Giuliano

Known for Friendly People, Excursions, Dining

4/5(41 reviews)

San Giuliano is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by San Giuliano Park, a top place to visit in the area.