Island of San Pietro

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On the far side of the wide Canale di San Pietro, the former island of Olivolo, now known as San Pietro, is little visited by tourists and, as a result, is a great place to experience everyday Venetian life. Take a relaxing stroll around the district, making your way past the floating market on Fondamenta San Gioacchino and along Via Garibaldi for a fine view of the Salute church. The island is also home to Venice's first cathedral, San Pietro di Castello.

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Address:

Isola di San Pietro, 30122 Venezia

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Castello: the Venetians' Venice!

You may feel the urge to put some distance between yourself and the jam-packed Piazza San Marco. Rest assured, life continues as normal in the Venetians' Venice, for example in Castello, a bustling working-class district fifteen minutes east of the Piazza San Marco. In the biggest and most highly populated of Venice's six sestieri (districts), washing still hangs out to dry at the windows, the elderly quietly go about their shopping, and bambini play football in the streets.
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