Santa Croce is, from an infrastructural point of view, a crucial district of Venice. This is where Piazzale Roma is located, being home to the bus station and to most of the car parks available in the lagoon. Also, Porto di Venezia is located on the west side of Santa Croce, which is essential for both the tourist and economic platform of the lagoon. The western side of Santa Croce (the name of the district comes from the Monastery of Santa Croce, unfortunately brought down in the early 19th century) is, thus, modern and less attractive from a tourist point of view, without being necessarily an industrialized area. The artificial island of Tronchetto is also part of Santa Croce.

On the other hand, the eastern side of Santa Croce has managed to keep its historical vibe, being dotted with all sorts of medieval or more recently erected sights: churches, palaces, museums.

Museums in Santa Croce: Ca’Pesaro (home to the International Gallery of Modern Art and to the Oriental Art Museum), Mocenigo Palace Museum, Natural History Museum

Places of worship in Santa Croce: Church of San Giacomo dell’Orio, Church of San Simeone Piccolo

Palaces in Santa Croce: Fondaco dei Turchi (home to the Natural History Museum)

Squares in Santa Croce: Piazzale Roma

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